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sweatshop

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈswetʃɒp/ disapproving WORKPLACE, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
a place where people work for long hours and very low pay in an unhealthy situation: sweatshop conditions/products/workers The report claims many toy companies only worry about sweatshop conditions during periods of bad publicity.
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