Dictionary entry overview: What does exploited mean?
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
Developed or used to greatest advantage
unexploited (not developed, improved, exploited or used)
(of persons) taken advantage of
exploited; ill-used; put-upon; used; victimised; victimized
after going out of his way to help his friend get the job he felt not appreciated but used
misused (used incorrectly or carelessly or for an improper purpose)
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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