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labour-intensive

adjective UK (US labor-intensive) uk   /ˌleɪ.bər.ɪnˈten.sɪv/  us   /-bɚ-/
Industries and methods that are labour-intensive need a lot of workers: A lot of farming techniques have been abandoned because they were too labour-intensive.
Translations of “labour-intensive”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勞動密集型的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 劳动密集型的…
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