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English definition of “capital intensive”

capital intensive

adjective    
describes an industry , business , or process that needs a lot of money to buy buildings and equipment in order to start operating : As agriculture became more capital intensive, many farm labourers moved to the towns and cities to look for work .Savings, interest and capitalCosting too muchExpensive and luxurious
(Definition of capital intensive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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