capital intensive Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"capital intensive" in British English

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capital intensiveadjective

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A capital intensive ​industry, ​business, or ​processneeds a lot of ​money to ​buybuildings and ​equipment in ​order to ​startoperating: As ​agriculturebecame more capital intensive, many ​farmlabourersmoved to the ​towns and ​cities to ​look for ​work.
(Definition of capital intensive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"capital-intensive" in Business English

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capital-intensiveadjective

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