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EXPLOITED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does exploited mean? 

EXPLOITED(adjective)
  The adjective EXPLOITED has 2 senses:

1.developed or used to greatest advantage

2.(of persons) taken advantage of

  Familiarity information: EXPLOITED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXPLOITED(adjective)


Sense 1

Meaning:

Developed or used to greatest advantage

Antonym:

unexploited (not developed, improved, exploited or used)


Sense 2

Meaning:

(of persons) taken advantage of

Synonyms:

exploited; ill-used; put-upon; used; victimised; victimized

Context example:

after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used

Similar:

misused (used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose)



 Context examples 


I had read sea-romances in my time, wherein figured, as a matter of course, the lone woman in the midst of a shipload of men; but I learned, now, that I had never comprehended the deeper significance of such a situation—the thing the writers harped upon and exploited so thoroughly.

(The Sea-Wolf, by Jack London)



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