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English definition of “capital intensive”

capital intensive

adjective uk   us  
describes an industry, business, or process that needs a lot of money to buy buildings and equipment in order to start operating: As agriculture became more capital intensive, many farm labourers moved to the towns and cities to look for work.Savings, interest and capitalCosting too muchExpensive and luxurious
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