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English definition of “capital-intensive”

capital-intensive

adjective     ECONOMICS
used to describe an industry, business, or process that needs a lot of investment in materials, equipment, etc. in order to operate: The oil industry is capital-intensive, and the company's capital spending budget last year was $19.9 billion. → Compare labour-intensive
(Definition of capital-intensive adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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