exploitation exploitation  /ˌɛks ˌplɔ ɪ ˈteɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful
  2. (n) an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly)

Usage(s):

  1. Both England and France are bending every effort to explore their African lands, develop better means of communication and begin the exploitation of the Dark Continent's natural.
  2. It's about people whose lives have been affected by the unsustainable and destructive exploitation of resources.
  3. Our lives have been ruined by the exploitation we suffered at the hands of the government of Ontario, our place of birth.

News

  1. U.S. State Dept. calls on nations to end child labor, exploitation

    WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday called for the international community to adopt national policies to eliminate child labor and child exploitation.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Clinton man indicted for sexual exploitation

    CLINTON — A Clinton man indicted on aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges remained in the Anderson County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of bonds totaling $50,000.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

  3. Brian Stowe charged in federal court with sexual exploitation of a child

    Already facing 62 state felony charges, Brian Stowe is charged in federal court with sexual exploitation of a child for making sexually explicit recordings of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Quotes

  1. "Across the world, widows suffer dreadful discrimination and abuse," Blair said. "In too many cases they're pushed to the very margins of society, trapped in poverty and left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Cherie Blair Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Europeans believe that slavery was abolished centuries ago. But look around - slaves are in our midst. We must do more to reduce demand for slave-made products and exploitation," Mr. Costa added.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Antonio Source: Modern Ghana

  3. "Year after year, we've had the broken borders," said Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. "Year after year, we've seen the exploitation of workers. Year after year, we've seen the people who live in fear within our own borders. This is the...
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Edward Kennedy Source: Forbes

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