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taxing Syllabification: tax·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtaksiNG/

Definition of taxing in English:


Physically or mentally demanding: they find the work too taxing
More example sentences
  • Driving buses is physically and emotionally taxing, with increasing demands for customer service, working congested routes, avoiding road rage, and dealing with schoolchildren.
  • Physical stress is caused by misuse or overuse of the body, such as exercising too much or working for extended periods at a job that is physically taxing.
  • His left lung should be able to sustain him, but he'll never be able to perform any physically taxing job again.
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