Exploitation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌeksplɔɪˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word exploitation
Brit.  |ɛksplɔɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word exploitation

noun

- the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful(syn: development)

the exploitation of copper deposits

- an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)(syn: using, victimisation, victimization)

capitalistic exploitation of the working class

Examples

The film industry thrives on the sexual exploitation of women.

the exploitation of religion for political ends

capitalistic exploitation of the working class

Space exploitation is now a fact.

safeguards against the exploitation of children

By its very nature, capitalism involves exploitation of the worker.

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