exploitation noun

1 unfair use of sb

ADJ. brutal, ruthless her ruthless exploitation of popular fear | capitalist, class, economic, industrial, sexual

VERB + EXPLOITATION prevent | struggle against The party's avowed aim was to struggle against capitalist exploitation. | be open to, be vulnerable to Migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation. | be based on societies based on the exploitation of slaves

2 use of sth

ADJ. effective, efficient, full, successful | direct the direct exploitation of natural forests | large-scale | sustainable | commercial | mineral

VERB + EXPLOITATION be open for, be ripe for Emergent democracies created markets that were ripe for exploitation.