exploitation

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noun ex·ploi·ta·tion \ˌek-ˌsplȯi-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of exploitation

  1. :  an act or instance of exploiting exploitation of natural resources exploitation of immigrant laborers clever exploitation of the system

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1795

First Known Use of exploitation

1795



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