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profiteer

noun [C] uk   /ˌprɒf.ɪˈtɪər/  us   /ˌprɑː.fɪˈtɪr/ disapproving
a person who takes advantage of a situation in which other people are suffering to make a profit, often by selling goods that are difficult to get at a high price: a war profiteer
profiteering
noun [U] uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
The pharmaceutical company has been charged with profiteering from the AIDS crisis.
Translations of “profiteer”
in Chinese (Traditional) (進行投機手段等)牟取暴利的人, 投機商…
in Chinese (Simplified) (进行投机倒把等)牟取暴利的人, 投机商…
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