Enslave En*slave", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enslaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enslaving}.] To reduce to slavery; to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence. [1913 Webster]

The conquer'd, also, and enslaved by war, Shall, with their freedom lost, all virtue lose. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Pleasure admitted in undue degree Enslaves the will. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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