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loss-making

adjective
 
 
/ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ FINANCE, COMMERCE
relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit: He controls a vast business empire, 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 ( also loss maker) noun [C]
Translations of “loss-making”
in Chinese (Traditional) 虧損的,不盈利的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 亏损的,不盈利的…
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