[ US /ˌɛksˌpɫɔɪˈteɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɛksplɔ‍ɪtˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
    the development of Alaskan resources
    the exploitation of copper deposits
  2. an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)
    paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization
    capitalistic exploitation of the working class
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How To Use exploitation In A Sentence

  • And if that doesn't make you happy, there's always Sabrina's story of organizing young women dancers to go on strike against an MTV sexploitation video.
  • The word 'internship' carries no legal definition and therefore often leads to graduate exploitation," said Mr Curtis. BBC News - Home
  • However, take away the press and anti-war exploitation of these events and this is a systemic problem like drug use is systemic, rape is systemic, and gay bashing is systemic.
  • Stray too far in one direction and you devolve into saccharine sentimentality, go the other direction and you risk crass exploitation.
  • Various authors have indicated that the dehumanization of others by means of ascribing animal attributes to them is a way to legitimize their exploitation and their exclusion from civilized society.
  • Four main components indicate repeated use of this location as a seasonally occupied camp for the exploitation of riverine resources.
  • We might describe feminism as a political project to understand and, therefore, to change women's inequality, exploitation, or oppression.
  • The rapture effected by an aesthetic of the sublime is often more persuasive than any rational argument in its direct exploitation and manipulation of the audience's sense of actualities, possibilities, ethical duties and emotional affinities/antipathies. On the Sublime
  • One of the realities of these worlds is the strategic exploitation of these essentialist identities as a means of personal leverage, power, and careerist gain.
  • The exploitation of the oil fields has further complicated matters and pushed the possibility of a peaceful settlement further away.
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