time-consuming

adjective

time-con·​sum·​ing ˈtīm-kən-ˈsü-miŋ How to pronounce time-consuming (audio)
1
: using or taking up a great deal of time
time-consuming chores
2
: wasteful of time
time-consuming tactics

Word History

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of time-consuming was in 1600

Dictionary Entries Near time-consuming

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“Time-consuming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time-consuming. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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