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Noun: exploitation  ,eks,ploy'tey-shun
  1. The act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    "the exploitation of copper deposits";
    - development
  2. An act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    "capitalistic exploitation of the working class";
    - victimization, victimisation [Brit], using

Derived forms: exploitations

Type of: employment, exercise, mistreatment, usage, use, utilisation [Brit], utilization

Encyclopedia: Exploitation