Definition of "labour-intensive" []

  • Of or denoting a task, organization, industry, etc, in which a high proportion of the costs are due to wages, salaries, etc (adjective)
  • Alternative form of labor-intensive. (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "labour-intensive" in a sentence
  • "Studies of how quickly ancient Greek children developed robust bones also seem to show that they began working at labour-intensive, adult tasks from the age of three onwards."
  • "Because the assessment day format calls for several different exercises and interviews and is very labour-intensive."
  • "We knew that in general terms, psychotherapy had been downgraded as a treatment in British and American mental hospitals over the previous twenty years and displaced by greater reliance on medication because the utility of such therapy was difficult to prove, and it was both labour-intensive and highly expensive."