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loaded

adjective uk   /ˈləʊ.dɪd/  us   /ˈloʊ-/

loaded adjective (FULL)

A loaded gun has bullets in it: It's dangerous to leave a loaded gun lying around.

loaded adjective (NOT FAIR)

not fair, especially by being helpful to one person instead of another: It seems that the report is loaded in favour of the developers.loaded question a question that has particular words chosen to suggest the answer that is wanted: A survey should avoid asking loaded questions.

loaded adjective (RICH)

[after verb] informal rich: He inherited the family business - he must be loaded!

loaded adjective (DRUNK)

[after verb] mainly US slang drunk: What a party - everyone was loaded!
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