A reintepration of the earlier phrase "for all intents and purposes", the phrase means "virtually" or "for all practical purposes".
For all intensive purposes the phrase "for all intensive purposes" is identical to "for all intents and purposes", and anyone who continues to make the distinction is a soulless pedant.
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