Definition of exploitative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsplɔɪtətɪv/
(also exploitive /ɛkˈsplɔɪtətɪv/ /ɪkˈsplɔɪtətɪv/ /ɪkˈsplɔɪtɪv/)


Making use of a situation or treating others unfairly in order to gain an advantage or benefit: an exploitative form of labour
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  • At the end of the day, doctoral students are in a relatively powerless position within academic institutions and potentially exploitative situations can arise.
  • By crashing popular culture with trashy, exploitative entertainment we will gain visibility, have fun, and scare people, which is always a good thing.
  • They need to be there to protect workers from exploitative situations and to represent their interests.
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