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- adj. designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor
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Over the past 150 years or so, women have welcomed new laboursaving gadgets and cooking equipment, from the mid-19th century apple-paring machine to the nonstick fry pan.
Directory enquiries has up to now been understandably, listed amongst the most laboursaving and utilitarian services ever thought up.