enslave

[ en-sleyv ]
/ ɛnˈsleɪv /

verb (used with object), en·slaved, en·slav·ing.

to make a slave of; reduce to slavery: His drug addiction has completely enslaved him.

Nearby words

  1. ensign,
  2. ensign staff,
  3. ensilage,
  4. ensile,
  5. ensky,
  6. enslavement,
  7. ensnare,
  8. ensnarl,
  9. ensor,
  10. ensorcell

Origin of enslave

First recorded in 1635–45; en-1 + slave

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British Dictionary definitions for enslavement

enslave

/ (ɪnˈsleɪv) /

verb

(tr) to make a slave of; reduce to slavery; subjugate
Derived Formsenslavement, nounenslaver, noun

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