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profiteer

noun [C]     /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 profiteerDishonest peopleLies, lying and hypocrisyCheating and tricking profiteering     /-ɪŋ/ noun [U] The pharmaceutical company has been charged with profiteering from the AIDS crisis.Profits and losses
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