Meaning of “capital intensive” in the English Dictionary

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"capital-intensive" in Business English

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capital-intensiveadjective

uk us 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.

(Definition of “capital-intensive” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)