labor-intensive(redirected from Labor intensive)
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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).
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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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