Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
Demanding great exertion; arduous and exhausting.
Physically or mentally demanding to the point of exhaustion:
Using or based on data that are readily quantified or verified:
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
Characterized by or requiring toil.
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