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“capital intensive” in British English

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capital intensiveadjective

uk /ˌkæp.ɪ.təl ɪnˈten.sɪv/ us /ˌkæp.ɪ.t̬əl ɪnˈten.sɪv/

(Definition of “capital intensive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“capital-intensive” in Business English

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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 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)