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labor-intensive

[ley-ber-in-ten-siv] /ˈleɪ bər ɪnˈtɛn sɪv/
adjective
1.
requiring or using a large supply of labor, relative to capital.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples for labor-intensive
  • But replanting them several times a year is labor-intensive.
  • labor-intensive work doesn't stop at the greenhouse.
  • The process may sound elementary, but it's extremely tedious and labor-intensive.
  • The process of painting fine geometric patterns is labor-intensive and time-consuming.
  • Home gardeners might shy from these methods for fear of their labor-intensive implications.
  • It would also tend to be more labor-intensive and less fuel-intensive, important since fuel will now get scarcer forever.
  • Beyond dieting, this would certainly have interesting implications for athletes and other humans involved in labor-intensive jobs.
  • The method is more labor-intensive, but the group says it will cause less environmental damage to the species in the region.
  • The trials are enormously costly and labor-intensive.
  • They need lots of time alone to produce these labor-intensive goods.
labor-intensive in Culture

labor-intensive definition


A term describing industries that require a great deal of labor relative to capital (compare capital-intensive). Examples of labor-intensive industries are forms of agriculture that cannot make use of machinery and service industries, such as restaurants.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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