exploitation

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exploitation \Ex'ploi*ta"tion\, noun [F.] The act of exploiting or utilizing. --J. D. Whitney.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

exploitation

noun

1: the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources"; "the exploitation of copper deposits" [syn: {exploitation}, {development}]

2: an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization" [syn: {exploitation}, {victimization}, {victimisation}, {using}]


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