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English definition of “labour-intensive”

labour-intensive

adjective UK (US labor-intensive)     /ˌleɪ.bər.ɪnˈten.sɪv/ US  /-bɚ-/
Industries and methods that are labour-intensive need a lot of workers: A lot of farming techniques have been abandoned because they were too labour-intensive.Employment status and types of workComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
(Definition of labour-intensive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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