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


requiring a large supply of labor relative to the need for capital. Compare capital-intensive.
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Adj.1.labor-intensive - requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital; "cottage industries are labor intensive"
effortful - requiring great physical effort
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China's upgrading to higher industries will create a huge space for Pakistan to enter a labor-intensive industrialisation development phase,' he said.
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