time-consuming

adjective
time-con·​sum·​ing | \ ˈtīm-kən-ˈsü-miŋ How to pronounce time-consuming (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-consuming. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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time-consuming

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English Language Learners Definition of time-consuming

: using or needing a large amount of time

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