time-consuming

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

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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TIME-CONSUMING Defined for English Language Learners

time-consuming

Definition of time-consuming for English Language Learners

  • : using or needing a large amount of time



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