cap·​i·​tal-in·​ten·​sive ˈka-pə-tᵊl- in-ˈten(t)-siv How to pronounce capital-intensive (audio)
: having a high capital cost per unit of output
especially : requiring greater expenditure in the form of capital than of labor

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capital-intensive was in 1959

Dictionary Entries Near capital-intensive

Cite this Entry

“Capital-intensive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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