exploitation

[ek-sploi-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
use or utilization, especially for profit: the exploitation of newly discovered oil fields.
2.
selfish utilization: He got ahead through the exploitation of his friends.
3.
the combined, often varied, use of public-relations and advertising techniques to promote a person, movie, product, etc.

Origin:
1795–1805; < French; see exploit, -ation

exploitational, adjective
exploitationally, adverb
nonexploitation, noun
overexploitation, noun
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exploit
 
n
1.  a notable deed or feat, esp one that is noble or heroic
 
vb
2.  to take advantage of (a person, situation, etc), esp unethically or unjustly for one's own ends
3.  to make the best use of: to exploit natural resources
 
[C14: from Old French: accomplishment, from Latin explicitum (something) unfolded, from explicāre to explicate]
 
ex'ploitable
 
adj
 
exploi'tation
 
n
 
ex'ploitive
 
adj
 
ex'ploitative
 
adj

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exploitation
1803, "productive working" of something, a positive word among those who used it first, though regarded as a Gallicism, from Fr. exploitation, from exploiter (see exploit (v.)). Bad sense developed by 1850s, in part from French, also perhaps influenced by U.S. anti-slavery
writing; the insulting word was hurled at activities it once had crowned as praise.
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Example sentences
If the answer is yes, then the solution is to prevent further exploitation of
  this unfair advantage.
In public perception, horse racing sometimes finds itself on a thin line
  between competition and exploitation.
They need freedom from exploitation and freedom from poor education.
These storms can further damage mangroves that are already suffering from
  exploitation for timber, fuelwood, and charcoal.
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