verb (used with object)
noun Digital Technology.
- a flaw in hardware or software that is vulnerable to hacking or other cyberattacks.
- a piece of software that takes advantage of such a flaw to compromise a computer system or network.
Origin of exploit2
Examples from the Web for unexploited
Historical Examples of unexploited
How could one expect so poor—or shall we say so unexploited?The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
That's the condition of an unexploited country, my friends!'Demos
All this mass of humanity in Dhurrumtollah is unexploited and almost unknown.From Sea to Sea
The mineral riches of Guatemala, while not unknown, may be said to be unexploited.Guatemala, the country of the future
Charles M. Pepper
"I'm sick of printing," was all Bobby would say, and no argument as to unexploited wealth could move him.The Adventures of Bobby Orde
Stewart Edward White
verb (ɪkˈsplɔɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for exploit
late 14c., "outcome of an action," from Old French esploit (12c.), a very common word, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from Latin explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neuter of explicitus, past participle of explicare "unfold" (see explicit).
Meaning "feat, achievement" is c.1400. Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.
c.1400 espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish, achieve, fulfill," from Old French esploitier, espleiter, from esploit (see exploit (n.)).
The sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, from French, perhaps extended from use of the word with reference to mines, etc. (cf. exploitation). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation.