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[tahym-kuh n-soo-ming] /ˈtaɪm kənˌsu mɪŋ/
(of an action) requiring or wasting much time.
Origin of time-consuming
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But completely immunizing all of those animals is too time-consuming, given current technology.
  • The process of painting fine geometric patterns is labor-intensive and time-consuming.
  • Although well worth it in terms of your health, eating healthy and organic foods can initially be tricky and time-consuming.
  • Hunting for a particular genetic mutation in hundreds of thousands of specimens can be an expensive and time-consuming process.
  • The method the team used to sterilize the males is too time-consuming for large-scale use in the field.
  • Big clinical trials are expensive, time-consuming and complicated.
  • Unfortunately, this process is prohibitively expensive and time-consuming, creating a severe bottleneck.
  • Drilling a well to the depths required is expensive, time-consuming and there is no guarantee of success.
  • But getting certified is expensive, time-consuming and generally unnecessary for research goals.
  • While sequencing is getting easier with time, it is still expensive and time-consuming.
British Dictionary definitions for time-consuming


taking up or involving a great deal of time
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