Definition of exploitation


  • the act of making some area of land or water more profitable or productive or useful; "the development of Alaskan resources", "the exploitation of copper deposits". Synonyms: development.
  • an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class", "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization". Synonyms: using, victimisation, victimization.

Related words

blaxploitation, capitalisation, capitalization, colonialism, electrification, overuse, overutilisation, overutilization, sexploitation, unitisation, unitization.

Words nearby exploitation


Rhymes with exploitation

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, acclamation, acclimation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, accusation, acidification, activation, adaptation, adjudication, administration.

Start with exploitation


End with exploitation

sexploitation, nonexploitation.

More information about exploitation

exploitation unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • exploitation is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 21 points
  • exploitation is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 21 points
  • exploitation is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 24 points
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