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"time-consuming" in British English

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(Definition of time-consuming from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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uk   /ˈtaɪmkənˌsjuːmɪŋ/ us  
taking a lot of time to do or complete: Commuting by car nowadays is much more time-consuming than it used to be. Employment tribunals are time-consuming and expensive. a time-consuming process/task/job
(Definition of time-consuming from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “time-consuming”
in Chinese (Simplified) 耗费时间的, 旷日持久的…
in Turkish vakit alan, oyalayıcı…
in Russian требующий много времени…
in Chinese (Traditional) 耗費時間的, 曠日持久的…
in Polish czasochłonny…
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