Webster 1913 Edition
Strained; tightly drawn; kept on the stretch; strict; very close or earnest;
intensestudy or application;
Extreme in degree; excessive; immoderate;
Vehement; earnest; exceedingly strong;
intensepassion or hate
Very severe; violent;
intensepain or anguish
Deep; strong; brilliant;
intensecolor or light
intenseseclusion of the forest.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Literally, strained, stretched; hence, very close, strict,as when the mind is fixed or bent on a particular subject; as, intense study or application; intense thought.
2.Raised to a high degree; violent; vehement; as intense heat.
3.Very severe or keen; as intense cold.
4.Vehement; ardent; as intense phrases in language.
5.Extreme in degree.
The doctrine of the atonement supposes that the sins of men were so laid on Christ, that his sufferings were inconceivably intense and overwhelming.
6.Kept on the stretch; anxiously attentive; opposed to remiss.