Definition of profiteering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

profiteering

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌprɒfɪˈtɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌprɑːfəˈtɪrɪŋ//
 
[uncountable](disapproving)
 
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the act of making a lot of money in an unfair way, for example by asking very high prices for things that are hard to get Some fuel providers were accused of profiteering.
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