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The act of exploiting or utilizing.
Borrowing from French exploitation.
It was an exploitation of the patented invention.
The exploitation of the mines led to a rapid development of the town during the next three years.
Railway development in West Virginia has been due largely to the exploitation of the coal and lumber resources of the state.
They were discovered before 1870 by searchers after petroleum, but their exploitation remained in the experimental stage until about 1900.
The first commercial exploitation of importance appears to have been the distillation of the oil at Alfreton in Derbyshire by James Young.
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