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

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of time-consuming

: using or needing a large amount of time

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