|Origin:||esploit 'result, success', from Latin explicitus, from explicare; EXPLICATE|
ex‧ploit1 W3 [transitive]
to treat someone unfairly by asking them to do things for you, but giving them very little in return - used to show disapproval:
Homeworkers can easily be exploited by employers.
to try to get as much as you can out of a situation, sometimes unfairly:
The violence was blamed on thugs exploiting the situation.
to use something fully and effectively:
The new TV companies are fully exploiting the potential of satellite transmission.
to develop and use minerals, forests, oil etc for business or industry:
the urgent need to exploit the resources of the Irish Sea
—exploiter noun [countable]