Part of speech: verb
Definition: To make (an offence) worse or more severe; to increase in offensiveness or heinousness.
Part of speech: adjective
Definition: Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest; as, intense study or application; intense thought.Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate; as: (a) Ardent; fervent; as, intense heat. (b) Keen; biting; as, intense cold. (c) Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong; as, intense passion or hate. (d) Very severe; violent; as, intense pain or anguish. (e) Deep; strong; brilliant; as, intense color or light.
Example sentence: When I look back at that freedom of childhood, which is in a way infinite, and at all the joy and the intense happiness, now lost, I sometimes think that childhood is where the real meaning of life is located, and that we, adults, are its servants - that that's our purpose.