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Meaning of intensifier

in•ten•si•fi•er

Pronunciation: (in-ten'su-fī"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that intensifies.
  2. a word, esp. an adverb, or other linguistic element that indicates, and usually increases, the degree of emphasis or force to be given to the element it modifies, as very or somewhat; intensive adverb.
  3. a ram-operated device for increasing hydraulic pressure.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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