Definitions for: Exploitation


[n] an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
[n] 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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Ex`ploi*ta"tion, n. [F.]
The act of exploiting or utilizing. --J. D. Whitney.

Synonyms: development, using, victimisation, victimization

See Also: capitalisation, capitalization, colonialism, commercialisation, commercialization, electrification, employment, exercise, land development, mistreatment, overexploitation, overuse, overutilisation, overutilization, unitisation, unitization, usage, use, utilisation, utilization, water development, water program, water project

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