exploited

adjective
ex·​ploit·​ed | \ ik-ˈsplȯi-təd How to pronounce exploited (audio) , ˈek-ˌsplȯi- \

Definition of exploited

: used for someone's advantage an exploited resource Pescatarians … are forgetting the fact that fish are the most exploited species on our planet.NationalPost.com When a system becomes victim to an exploited vulnerability or an intruder, its behavior often changes.— David Hamm especially, of a person : unfairly or meanly used for another's advantage He dedicated his life to improving the wages and working conditions of one of the nation's poorest and most exploited groups of workers … — James C. Harrington

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1867, in the meaning defined above

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“Exploited.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exploited. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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