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Adjective: exploited  ik'sploy-tid or ek'sploy-tid
  1. Developed or used to greatest advantage
  2. Of persons; taken advantage of
    "after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but exploited";
    - ill-used, put-upon, used, victimized, victimised [Brit]
Verb: exploit  'eks,ployt
  1. Use or manipulate to one's advantage
    "He exploited the new taxation system";
    - work
  2. Draw from; make good use of
    "we must exploit the resources we are given wisely";
    - tap
  3. Work excessively hard
    "he is exploiting the students";
    - overwork

See also: employed, misused

Type of: apply, employ, put to work, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, work

Antonym: unexploited

Encyclopedia: Exploited