laden
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈleɪdən/
Adjective

laden

  1. Weighed down with a load, burdened.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The other men were variously burthened; some carrying picks and shovels—for that had been the very first necessary they brought ashore from the Hispaniola—others laden with pork, bread, and brandy for the midday meal.
  2. Heavy.
    His comments were laden with deeper meaning.
  3. Oppressed.
    • 1913, Mrs. [Marie] Belloc Lowndes, chapter I, in The Lodger, London: Methuen, OCLC 7780546 ↗; republished in Novels of Mystery: The Lodger; The Story of Ivy; What Really Happened, New York, N.Y.: Longmans, Green and Co., […], [1933], OCLC 2666860 ↗, page 0016 ↗:
      Thus the red damask curtains which now shut out the fog-laden, drizzling atmosphere of the Marylebone Road, had cost a mere song, and yet they might have been warranted to last another thirty years. A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; […].
  4. (chemistry) In the form of an adsorbate or adduct.
    Once laden it is easy to regenerate the adsorbent and retrieve the adsorbed species as a gas.
Translations Translations Verb
  1. Past participle of lade
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