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intensity  


      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the state or quality of being intense  
2    extreme force, degree, or amount  
3      (Physics)  
a    a measure of field strength or of the energy transmitted by radiation  
   See       radiant intensity       luminous intensity  
b    (of sound in a specified direction) the average rate of flow of sound energy, usually in watts, for one period through unit area at right angles to the specified direction.,   (Symbol)    I  
4      (Also called)    earthquake intensity            (Geology)   a measure of the size of an earthquake based on observation of the effects of the shock at the earth's surface. Specified on the Mercalli scale  
   See       Mercalli scale       Richter scale  
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earthquake  
      n   a sudden release of energy in the earth's crust or upper mantle, usually caused by movement along a fault plane or by volcanic activity and resulting in the generation of seismic waves which can be destructive  
   Related adj       seismic  

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exp.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity

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