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enslave

verb [T often passive] uk   us   /ɪnˈsleɪv/
to force someone to remain in a bad situation : Women in this region were enslaved by poverty. to make a slave of someone: The early settlers enslaved or killed much of the native population. literary to control someone's actions, thoughts, emotions, or life completely: We are increasingly enslaved by technology. Guilt enslaved her.
enslavement
noun [U] uk   us   /-mənt/
Translations of “enslave”
in Chinese (Traditional) 奴役, 使成爲奴隸, 控制…
in Russian порабощать…
in Turkish esir/tutsak etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奴役, 使成为奴隶, 控制…
in Polish zniewalać…
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