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1    of extreme force, strength, degree, or amount  
intense heat     
2    characterized by deep or forceful feelings  
an intense person     
     (C14: from Latin intensus stretched, from intendere to stretch out; see intend)  
  intensely      adv  
  intenseness      n  
Intense is sometimes wrongly used where intensive is meant: the land is under intensive (not intense) cultivation. Intensely is sometimes wrongly used where intently is meant: he listened intently (not intensely)  
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1    acute, agonizing, close, concentrated, deep, drastic, excessive, exquisite, extreme, fierce, forceful, great, harsh, intensive, powerful, profound, protracted, serious     (informal)   severe, strained, unqualified  
2    ardent, burning, consuming, eager, earnest, energetic, fanatical, fervent, fervid, fierce, flaming, forcible, heightened, impassioned, keen, passionate, speaking, vehement  
1    easy, gentle, mild, moderate, relaxed, slight  
2    casual, cool, indifferent, subdued, weak  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
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