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time-consuming

time–consuming

adjective time–con·sum·ing \ˈtīm-kən-ˈsü-miŋ\

: using or needing a large amount of time

Full Definition of TIME-CONSUMING

1
:  using or taking up a great deal of time <time–consuming chores>
2
:  wasteful of time <time–consuming tactics>

First Known Use of TIME-CONSUMING

1600

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