Labor-intensive meaning

lābər-ĭn-tĕnsĭv
Requiring a great deal of work, especially physical and manual effort versus capital.

Picking beans is a very labor-intensive activity, there's no machine made that can do it.

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Requiring or having a large expenditure of labor in comparison to capital.
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Requiring a large labor force and a relatively small investment in capital goods.

A labor-intensive industry or plant.

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Requiring a great deal of work or effort.
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Origin of labor-intensive