slave labor


Definition of slave labor

  1. 1 :  work that is done by slaves or by people who are treated like slaves prisoners being forced to do slave labor a slave labor camp

  2. 2 :  work done by slaves The pyramids were built by slave labor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a person held in servitude as the chattel of another

    :  one that is completely subservient to a dominating influence

    :  a device (as the printer of a computer) that is directly responsive to another

  1. :  enslave

    :  to make directly responsive to another mechanism

    :  to work like a slave :  drudge

  1. :  expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory

    :  human activity that provides the goods or services in an economy

    :  the services performed by workers for wages as distinguished from those rendered by entrepreneurs for profits

  1. :  to exert one's powers of body or mind especially with painful or strenuous effort :  work

    :  to move with great effort

    :  to be in the labor of giving birth

  1. :  of or relating to labor

    :  of, relating to, or constituting a political party held to represent the interests of workers or made up largely of organized labor groups

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