exploiting

[ ik-sploi-ting ]
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noun
  1. 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.

  2. 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
  1. 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.

Origin of exploiting

1
First recorded in 1830–40; 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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