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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Requiring or having a large expenditure of labor in comparison to capital: "Intrigue and subversion are labor-intensive undertakings” ( George F. Kennan).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Requiring a great deal of work, especially physical and manual effort.

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

  • adj. requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital


From labor +‎ intensive. Compare work-intensive. (Wiktionary)



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