Labor-saving
Labor-saving La"bor-sav`ing, a. Saving labor; adapted to supersede or diminish the labor of men; designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor; as, labor-saving machinery; labor-saving appliances[4]; labor-saving devices like washing machines.

Syn: laborsaving. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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