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slave labor

noun
1.
persons, especially a large group, performing labor under duress or threats, as prisoners in a concentration camp; a labor force of slaves or slavelike prisoners.
2.
labor done by slaves.
3.
any coerced or poorly remunerated work:
Typing at that salary is slave labor.
Origin of slave labor
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
Related forms
slave-labor, adjective
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