Definition of labour-intensive in English:

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labour-intensive

Pronunciation: /ˌleɪbərɪnˈtɛnsɪv/

adjective

(Of a form of work) needing a large workforce or a large amount of work in relation to output.
Example sentences
  • The European Commission proposes to allow seventeen Member States to either continue or start to apply reduced rates of Value Added Tax until 31 December 2010, on some labour-intensive services such as renovation of private dwellings, hairdressing, window-cleaning, domestic cares and small repairs.
  • Maybe her experience with crawfish boils made her more open to the joys of labor-intensive feasts.
  • Although the team-based system is labour-intensive, in its first four weeks it led, she says, to a 50 per cent decrease in delayed discharges from the four wards.

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