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intensify

verb
     
in‧ten‧si‧fy past tense and past participle intensified, present participle intensifying, third person singular intensifies [intransitive and transitive]
to increase in degree or strength, or to make something do this:
In June the civil war intensified.
His mother's death intensified his loneliness.
intensification noun [singular, uncountable]
an intensification of fighting in the region

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