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exploited

[ ik-sploi-tid ]
/ ɪkˈsplɔɪ tɪd /
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adjective
utilized or made practical use of, especially for profit: Edible insects are a widely exploited food source among many of the world’s Indigenous populations.
used selfishly by someone for their own ends: Every one of these exploited workers shared stories of their inhumane working conditions and their determination to fight back.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of exploit2.
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OTHER WORDS FROM exploited

half-ex·ploit·ed, adjectiveself-ex·ploit·ed, adjectiveun·ex·ploit·ed, adjective
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