Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Requiring much effort or attention.
  • adjective Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations.

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  • adjective Requiring much endurance, strength, or patience.
  • verb Present participle of demand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill

Etymologies

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From demand +‎ -ing.

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