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What is another word for taxing?

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Adjective
Physically or mentally demanding
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“The flight-training program that normally took three years was condensed to a physically and emotionally taxing six months.”
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Harsh, oppressive, and difficult to bear or endure
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Tending to cause anxiety or concern
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Requiring great skill or finesse in handling or treatment
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Confusing or puzzling
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Behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
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Present participle for to impose and collect a tax or levy from (a person or company)
“It's not like they don't tax me to death. So where does all the money go?”
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Present participle for to (excessively) strain or burden, especially with work or a task
“Allow yourself to preserve your strength and not unduly tax yourself with work that does not really belong to you or will not pay you in the long run.”
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Present participle for to make excessive demands on
“The immense task of providing canteens for most of our schoolchildren will tax all available resources.”
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Present participle for to confront or accuse someone of wrongdoing
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“I think that it is just as well that Mr. Nabokov should be able to tax me with these mistakes, for, in rereading my article, I felt that it sounded more damaging than I had meant it to be, and this has given him a chance to score.”
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Present participle for to cause to become physically weaker
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Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a fee, charge, fine or penalty
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Present participle for to cause concern or anxiety
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Present participle for to give excessive work or responsibility to
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Present participle for to work arduously in pursuit of an aim or goal
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Present participle for to emotionally tax or strain
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Present participle for to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Present participle for to put down or control by cruelty or force
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Present participle for attack, terrorize
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Present participle for to be critical of
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Present participle for to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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