labor-intensive

adjective
la·​bor-in·​ten·​sive | \ ˈlā-bər-in-ˌten(t)-siv How to pronounce labor-intensive (audio) \

Definition of labor-intensive

: having high labor costs per unit of output especially : requiring greater expenditure on labor than in capital

First Known Use of labor-intensive

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Labor-intensive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/labor-intensive. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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labor-intensive

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of labor-intensive

: requiring a lot of work or workers to produce

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