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English definition of “loss-making”


adjective     /ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ FINANCE, COMMERCE
relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit : He controls a vast business empire , but many of his firms are loss-making. a loss-making business / company / venture a loss-making activity / contract / operation
relating to a period of time during which a person , company , etc. does not make a profit : It is expected to show losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half .
loss-maker (also loss maker) noun [C]
(Definition of loss-making adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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