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burdened


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burden  \Bur"den\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Burdened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Burdening}.] 
  1.  To  encumber  with  weight  (literal  or  figurative);  to  lay  a 
  heavy  load  upon  to  load. 
 
  I  mean  not  that  other  men  be  eased,  and  ye  burdened. 
  --2  Cor.  viii. 
  13. 
 
  2.  To  oppress  with  anything  grievous  or  trying;  to  overload; 
  as  to  burden  a  nation  with  taxes. 
 
  My  burdened  heart  would  break.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  impose,  as  a  load  or  burden;  to  lay  or  place  as  a 
  burden  (something  heavy  or  objectionable).  [R.] 
 
  It  is  absurd  to  burden  this  act  on  Cromwell. 
  --Coleridge. 
 
  Syn:  To  load;  encumber;  overload;  oppress. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  burdened 
  adj  1:  bearing  a  heavy  burden  of  work  or  difficulties  or 
  responsibilities;  "she  always  felt  burdened  by  the 
  load  of  paper  work"  [ant:  {unburdened}] 
  2:  bearing  a  physically  heavy  weight  or  load;  "tree  limbs 
  burdened  with  ice";  "a  heavy-laden  cart";  "loaded  down 
  with  packages"  [syn:  {heavy-laden},  {loaded  down}] 




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