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slave

noun

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1 a person who is considered the property of another person
  • many American slaves reached freedom in the North through the network known as the Underground Railroad

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2 a person who does very hard or dull work
  • unappreciated office slaves who perform the necessary but tedious task of filing paperwork

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slave

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of slave (Entry 2 of 2)

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The first known use of slave was in the 14th century

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“Slave.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/slave. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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