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English definition of “taxing”

taxing

adjective     /ˈtæksɪŋ/
difficult and needing a lot of thought or effort to do or understandDifficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
(Definition of taxing adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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