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noun [uncountable] exploitation pronunciation in British English /ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    unfair treatment of someone, or the use of a situation in a way that is wrong, in order to get some benefit for yourself
    Working people will now be vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous employers.
    exploitation of: the exploitation and oppression of women
  2. 2
    the process of making use of something so that you gain as much as possible from it
    commercial/economic/industrial exploitation
    exploitation of: the justifiable exploitation of natural resources
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