labour-intensive

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labour-intensive
 
adj
of or denoting a task, organization, industry, etc, in which a high proportion of the costs are due to wages, salaries, etc

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labour-intensive

adjective
requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital; "cottage industries are labor intensive" [syn: labor-intensive
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