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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slave \Slave\ (sl[=a]v), n. [Cf. F. esclave, D. slaaf, Dan.
     slave, sclave, Sw. slaf, all fr. G. sklave, MHG. also slave,
     from the national name of the Slavonians, or Sclavonians (in
     LL. Slavi or Sclavi), who were frequently made slaves by the
     Germans. See Slav.]
     1. A person who is held in bondage to another; one who is
        wholly subject to the will of another; one who is held as
        a chattel; one who has no freedom of action, but whose
        person and services are wholly under the control of
        another.
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              Art thou our slave,
              Our captive, at the public mill our drudge?
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. One who has lost the power of resistance; one who
        surrenders himself to any power whatever; as, a slave to
        passion, to lust, to strong drink, to ambition.
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     3. A drudge; one who labors like a slave.
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     4. An abject person; a wretch. --Shak.
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     Slave ant (Zool.), any species of ants which is captured
        and enslaved by another species, especially Formica
        fusca of Europe and America, which is commonly enslaved
        by Formica sanguinea.
  
     Slave catcher, one who attempted to catch and bring back a
        fugitive slave to his master.
  
     Slave coast, part of the western coast of Africa to which
        slaves were brought to be sold to foreigners.
  
     Slave driver, one who superintends slaves at their work;
        hence, figuratively, a cruel taskmaster.
  
     Slave hunt.
        (a) A search after persons in order to reduce them to
            slavery. --Barth.
        (b) A search after fugitive slaves, often conducted with
            bloodhounds.
  
     Slave ship, a vessel employed in the slave trade or used
        for transporting slaves; a slaver.
  
     Slave trade, the business of dealing in slaves, especially
        of buying them for transportation from their homes to be
        sold elsewhere.
  
     Slave trader, one who traffics in slaves.
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     Syn: Bond servant; bondman; bondslave; captive; henchman;
          vassal; dependent; drudge. See Serf.
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