capital-intensive

adjective
cap·​i·​tal-in·​ten·​sive | \ ˈka-pə-tᵊl- in-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce capital-intensive (audio) , ˈkap-tᵊl- \

Definition of capital-intensive

: having a high capital cost per unit of output especially : requiring greater expenditure in the form of capital than of labor

First Known Use of capital-intensive

1959, in the meaning defined above

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capital grant

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“Capital-intensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capital-intensive. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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capital-intensive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of capital-intensive

: requiring the payment or investment of a very large amount of money

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