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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: misused

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

Antonym: undeveloped

Encyclopedia: Exploited