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(a suffix which forms nouns that refer to people who regularly engage in some activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem or root of the word; originally, which appeared in Middle English in words from Old French where it expressed an intensive degree or with a pejorative or disparaging application)
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Involving a relatively high number of workers or greater costs for labor than for other areas; such as, materials, machines, or designs.

Chinese authorities have disclosed that there were 110,000 workers laboring to complete a high-speed rail route from Beijing to Shanghai indicating that infrastructure construction in China remains a labor-intensive activity that has created many jobs.

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