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slain

 (slān)
v.
Past participle of slay.

slain

(sleɪn)
vb
the past participle of slay

slay

(sleɪ)

v. slew, slain, slay•ing. v.t.
1. to kill by violence.
2. to destroy; extinguish.
3. Slang. to impress strongly; overwhelm, esp. by humor: Your jokes slay me.
4. Obs. to strike.
v.i.
5. to kill or murder.
[before 900; Middle English sleen, slayn, Old English slēan, c. Old Frisian, Old Norse slā, Old Saxon, Old High German, Gothic slahan to strike]
slay′a•ble, adj.
slay′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.slain - people who have been slain (as in battle)slain - people who have been slain (as in battle)
dead - people who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
Adj.1.slain - killed; `slain' is formal or literary as in "slain warriors"; "a picture of St. George and the slain dragon"
dead - no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin"
Translations

slain

[sleɪn]
A. PP of slay
B. NPL the slainlos caídos mpl

slain

[sleɪn]
1. pp of slay
2. npl (liter) the slaini caduti
References in classic literature ?
They passed the place where Tom had slain the jaguar, but nothing was left but the bones; the ants, vultures and jungle animals having picked them clean in the night.
He had slain men with his own hand, for aught I know -- certainly, they had fallen like blades of grass at the sweep of the scythe before the charge to which his spirit imparted its triumphant energy -- but, be that as it might, there was never in his heart so much cruelty as would have brushed the down off a butterfly's wing.
And that harpoon--so like a corkscrew now--was flung in Javan seas, and run away with by a whale, years afterward slain off the Cape of Blanco.
A foreign friend once pointed it out to me, in the skeleton of a foe he had slain, and with the vertebrae of which he was inlaying, in a sort of basso-relievo, the beaked prow of his canoe.
Truly, said Sir Launcelot, yonder one knight shall I help, for it were shame for me to see three knights on one, and if he be slain I am partner of his death.
Then, without any more preliminaries, she turned on all the horrors of the "Battle of Prague," that venerable shivaree, and waded chin-deep in the blood of the slain.
My conjecture had been correct: the strangers had slipped in before us, and they now stood by the vault of the Rochesters, their backs towards us, viewing through the rails the old time-stained marble tomb, where a kneeling angel guarded the remains of Damer de Rochester, slain at Marston Moor in the time of the civil wars, and of Elizabeth, his wife.
They even whisper that because he has slain Monseigneur, and because Monseigneur was the father of his tenants--serfs--what you will--he will be executed as a parricide.
I killed him with Dingaan and Umhlangana the princes; but the wound was mine that his life crept out of, and but for me he would never have been slain.
He took it into his head that the litter was a bier on which was borne some sorely wounded or slain knight, to avenge whom was a task reserved for him alone; and without any further reasoning he laid his lance in rest, fixed himself firmly in his saddle, and with gallant spirit and bearing took up his position in the middle of the road where the encamisados must of necessity pass; and as soon as he saw them near at hand he raised his voice and said:
It is proper rather to Comedy, where those who, in the piece, are the deadliest enemies like Orestes and Aegisthus--quit the stage as friends at the close, and no one slays or is slain.
All of them blamed the son of Saturn for wanting to give victory to the Trojans, but father Jove heeded them not: he held aloof from all, and sat apart in his all-glorious majesty, looking down upon the city of the Trojans, the ships of the Achaeans, the gleam of bronze, and alike upon the slayers and on the slain.