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noun

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.
labor done by such a labor force.
any coerced or poorly remunerated work: Data entry at that salary is slave labor.

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Origin of slave labor

First recorded in 1810–20

OTHER WORDS FROM slave labor

slave-labor, adjective
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