intensive etymology

English word intensive comes from Latin ingratus (Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.), Latin tendere, Latin tendo

Detailed word origin of intensive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ingratus Latin (lat) Thankless. Ungrateful. Unpleasant, disagreeable.
tendere Latin (lat)
tendo Latin (lat) I pitch (a tent).. I proceed.. I stretch, stretch out, distend, extend.. I strive for; I reach for.
intendo Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) I obey (+ dative). (New Latin) I understand. I aim, turn, direct.. I intend to. I stretch out, stretch, strain.. I turn my attention to, focus (on).
intensus Latin (lat) Attentive. Intense. Intent, eager.
intensivus Malayalam (mal)
intensif Middle French (ca. 1400-1600) (frm)
intensive English (eng) (grammar) Serving to give force or emphasis.. (medicine) Related to the need to manage life-threatening conditions by means of sophisticated life support and monitoring.. (obsolete) Stretched; allowing intension, or increase of degree; that can be intensified.. Characterized by persistence; intent; assiduous.. Demanding, requiring a great amount.. Highly concentrated.. Thorough, to a great [...]

Words with the same origin as intensive

Descendants of tendere
attend attendance attention attentive bartender intend intense tend tendency tender tent
Descendants of tendo
content extend extension extensive extent intensity intention intentional pretend pretentious tense tension tenure