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Related to slain: Slain in the Spirit
Past participle of slay.
the past participle of slay
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"