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backbreaking

or back-break·ing

[ bak-brey-king ]
/ ˈbækˌbreɪ kɪŋ /
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adjective
demanding great effort, endurance, etc.; exhausting: a backbreaking job.
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Origin of backbreaking

First recorded in 1780–90; back1 + break + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM backbreaking

backbreaker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for backbreaking

backbreaking
/ (ˈbækˌbreɪkɪŋ) /

adjective
demanding great effort; exhausting
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