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English definition of “loss-making”

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]
(Definition of loss-making adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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