Definition of costly in English:

costly

Line breaks: cost¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈkɒs(t)li
 
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adjective (costlier, costliest)

Derivatives

costliness

noun
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  • Scarcity and resulting costliness confined its use chiefly to precious metalworking, where it was employed as a flux to cleanse surfaces of oxides and reduce melting temperatures to aid welding and soldering.
  • The relative costliness of labor encouraged labor-saving mechanization; the scarcity of capital made it worthwhile to build machines cheaply and use them intensively.
  • The goals of this program are to limit the frequency, severity and costliness of asthma exacerbations through extensive education of physicians, children and caregivers.

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