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- 1. exploitation, development, use, usage, utilization, utilisation, employment, exercise
- usage: 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"
- 2. exploitation, victimization, victimisation, using, mistreatment
- usage: 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"
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