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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A modifier that has little meaning except to heighten the meaning it modifies.

Usage examples (40)
  • "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier
  • "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier
  • But waiting can also be a powerful intensifier of emotions.
  • And just as time can act as an intensifier, so can context. for more
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