exploitable

exploit

2 [ik-sploit]
verb (used with object)
1.
to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account: to exploit a business opportunity.
2.
to use selfishly for one's own ends: employers who exploit their workers.
3.
to advance or further through exploitation; promote: He exploited his new movie through a series of guest appearances.

Origin:
1375–1425; < French exploiter, derivative of exploit (noun); replacing late Middle English expleiten to achieve < Anglo-French espleiter, derivative of espleit (noun). See exploit1

exploitable, adjective
exploitability, noun
exploitative, exploitatory [ik-sploi-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , exploitive, adjective
exploiter, noun
half-exploited, adjective
nonexploitable, adjective
nonexploitative, adjective
nonexploitive, adjective
self-exploited, adjective
self-exploiting, adjective
unexploitable, adjective
unexploitative, adjective
unexploited, adjective
unexploitive, adjective
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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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Word Origin & History

exploit
late 14c., from O.Fr. esploit, a very common verb, used in senses of "action, deed, profit, achievement," from L. explicitum "a thing settled, ended, displayed," neut. of explicitus, pp. of explicare "unfold" (see explicit). Sense evolution is from "unfolding" to "bringing
out" to "having advantage" to "achievement." Related: Exploits.

exploit
M.E. espleiten, esploiten "to accomplish;" the sense of "use selfishly" first recorded 1838, as an adoption of Fr. exploiter. See exploit (n.). Related: Exploited; exploiting. As an adjective form, exploitative (1882) is from French; exploitive (by 1859) appears to be a native formation
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Slang Dictionary

exploit

n. [originally cracker slang]
1. A vulnerability in software that can be used for breaking security or otherwise attacking an Internet host over the network. The Ping O' Death is a famous exploit.
2. More grammatically, a program that exploits an exploit in sense 1,
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