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Adjective: labour-intensive  'ley-bu(r)-in'ten-siv
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: labor-intensive)
  1. Requiring a large expenditure of labour but not much capital
    "a labour-intensive industry"; "The production processes tend to be more labour-intensive and skill-intensive";
    - labor-intensive [US]

See also: effortful

Encyclopedia: Labour-intensive