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laborsaving

or la·bor-sav·ing

[ ley-ber-sey-ving ]
/ ˈleɪ bərˌseɪ vɪŋ /
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adjective

designed or intended to reduce or replace human labor: The dishwasher is a laborsaving device.

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Origin of laborsaving

First recorded in 1765–75; labor + saving
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  • The agricultural papers and agricultural fairs had not succeeded in popularizing these great laborsaving devices.

    The Age of Big Business|Burton J. Hendrick
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