exploitive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

exploit +‎ -ive

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪkˈsplɔɪtɪv/

Adjective[edit]

exploitive (comparative more exploitive, superlative most exploitive)

  1. Exploitative: taking advantage of someone
    • 2009, January 17, “William C. Rhoden”, in University Sells Itself During Playoffs[1]:
      The University of Phoenix, a for-profit educational institution, has turned the traditional relationship between athletics and higher education on its head, reducing it to its commercially exploitive essence.