capital-intensive

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capital-intensive ‎(comparative more capital-intensive, superlative most capital-intensive)

  1. Needing a relatively large expenditure on capital, especially when compared to that spent on labour.
    • 1999 Karen Parker, Albert Fishlow - Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality
      Petroleum is the most productive and capital-intensive industry while apparel is the least productive and least capital intensive.

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