Definition of loss-making in US English:



  • (especially of a business) losing money, rather than making a profit.

    ‘subsidies to loss-making industries’
    • ‘The loss-making biotechnology industry is another example, with companies looking at consolidation to cut costs.’
    • ‘The company told the inquiry that no commercial lender would support such a loss-making business and it would be forced into liquidation.’
    • ‘A predictable response, retort media analysts, who believe that the loss-making business can no longer be sustained.’
    • ‘It looks more like an ethical excuse to get out of a loss-making business that's not really going anywhere.’
    • ‘It also said the discrepancy in joint-venture income was due to loss-making joint ventures.’