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exploiting

[ ik-sploi-ting ]
/ ɪkˈsplɔɪ tɪŋ /
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Definition of exploiting

noun
the act of utilizing something, especially for profit: More resources should be allocated to the exploiting of the local market by attracting more business to the region.
the act of using a person or thing selfishly for one’s own ends: When I saw the commercial, I was appalled at the exploiting of children's sorrow for corporate gain.
adjective
using a person or thing selfishly or for profit: In late czarist Russia, activists began to galvanize workers and peasants against the exploiting landowners, industrialists, and state.
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Origin of exploiting

exploit2 + -ing1 for the noun senses; exploit2 + -ing2 for the adjective sense

OTHER WORDS FROM exploiting

self-ex·ploit·ing, adjective
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