labor-intensive

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From labor +‎ intensive. Compare work-intensive.

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

  1. (American) Requiring a great deal of work, especially physical and manual effort versus capital.
    Picking beans is a very labor-intensive activity, there's no machine made that can do it.

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