- 1enslave somebody to make someone a slave
- 2enslave somebody/something (to something) (formal) to make someone or something completely depend on something so that they cannot manage without it Our civilization remains enslaved to materialism.
NAmE//ɪnˈsleɪv//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enslave
he / she / it enslaves
past simple enslaved
-ing form enslaving
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noun [uncountable] In the U.S. the enslavement of Africans and their descendants continued well into the second half of the 19th century. our enslavement by technology