Meaning of “exploitative” in the English Dictionary

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"exploitative" in British English

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exploitativeadjective

uk /ɪkˈsplɔɪ.tə.tɪv/ us /ɪkˈsplɔɪ.t̬ə.t̬ɪv/

Examples from literature

  • Other exploitative human activity based in utilitarianism is not crass or all so obviously wrong, especially in today's context. 
  • Such exploitative activities have led our species the full length of the road from the Stone Age to the sophisticated and powerful technological civilization of present times. 

(Definition of “exploitative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)