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noun [countable/uncountable]     intensity pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1

    The cross-examination increased in intensity.

    low/moderate/medium/high intensity

    intensity of:

    A warmer ocean will change the distribution, frequency, and intensity of hurricanes.

    He was surprised by the intensity of her emotions.

    1. b.
      a very strong level of thought and attention

      Sometimes I would catch her looking at me with such intensity that it made me nervous.

  2. 2
    the degree to which something makes you concentrate a lot or use a lot of emotion

    The intensity of their relationship had become exhausting.



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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