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loss-makingadjective

uk   us   /ˈlɒsˌmeɪ.kɪŋ/
not making a ​profit: loss-making ​businesses/​companies
(Definition of loss-making from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"loss-making" in Business English

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loss-makingadjective

uk   us   /ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ FINANCE, COMMERCE
relating to a ​business or ​part of a ​business that does not make a ​profit: He ​controls a vast ​businessempire, but many of his ​firms are loss-making. a loss-making ​business/​company/​venture a loss-making ​activity/​contract/​operation
relating to a ​period of ​time during which a ​person, ​company, etc. does not make a ​profit: It is expected to show ​losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half.
loss-maker
noun [C] (also loss maker)
Distilling the sugar into rum ​turns it from a ​lossmaker into a ​valuableexportcommodity.
(Definition of loss-making from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “loss-making”
in Chinese (Simplified) 亏损的,不盈利的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虧損的,不盈利的…
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