Definition of loss-making in English:

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loss-making

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adjective

(Especially of a business) losing money, rather than making a profit: subsidies to loss-making industries
More example sentences
  • The company told the inquiry that no commercial lender would support such a loss-making business and it would be forced into liquidation.
  • The loss-making biotechnology industry is another example, with companies looking at consolidation to cut costs.
  • A predictable response, retort media analysts, who believe that the loss-making business can no longer be sustained.

Derivatives

loss-maker

Pronunciation: /ˈlɒsˌmeɪkə/
noun
Example sentences
  • Possible options to ensure that the dividend is safe include the closure or sale of loss-makers, such as the London Independent.
  • Despite their lack of profits, many investors like loss-makers, especially if there is a likelihood of a turnaround in their bottom lines.
  • He was clear from day one that he did believe there were a considerable number of miles of routes which were hopeless loss-makers.
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