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English definition of “exploit”

exploit

verb [T] (USE UNFAIRLY)    /ɪkˈsplɔɪt/
B2 to use someone or something unfairly for your own advantage: Laws exist to stop companies exploiting their employees.Treating people or animals badlyInsults and abuseUnkind, cruel and unfeelingViolent or aggressive
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