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exploitation

noun
     
ex‧ploi‧ta‧tion [uncountable]
1 a situation in which you treat someone unfairly by asking them to do things for you, but give them very little in return - used to show disapproval
exploitation of
The film industry thrives on the sexual exploitation of women.
2 the development and use of minerals, forests, oil etc for business or industry
exploitation of
the controlled exploitation of resources
3 the full and effective use of something
exploitation of
greater exploitation of these data
4 an attempt to get as much as you can out of a situation, sometimes unfairly
exploitation of
the exploitation of religion for political ends

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