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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprofiteeringprof‧it‧eer‧ing /ˌprɒfəˈtɪərɪŋ $ ˌprɑːfəˈtɪr-/ noun [uncountable]  the process of making unfairly large profits, especially by selling things that are very difficult to get at very high pricesprofiteer noun [countable] black market profiteersprofiteer verb [intransitive]
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profiteeringAs food supplies dwindled, complaints against profiteering became more vociferous.The emergency government brought in a special law to prevent hoarding and profiteering.He denies there is any profiteering.Merchants who bought food in surplus areas for sale in drought districts were shot for profiteering.Real fans, they say, need protecting; profiteering must be stopped.
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