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English definition of “laden”

laden

adjective     /ˈleɪdən/
TRANSPORT carrying something: laden with sth a truck laden with timber When fully laden with pallets, the vehicles will be at exactly the right height for the unloading docks.
having a lot of something, especially something unpleasant such as debt: The banks are laden with bad loans. The Nasdaq index is heavily laden with technology stocks.
-laden used in adjectives to show that something has or is carrying a lot of something: debt-laden banks They were accused of driving waste-laden trucks with no cover over them.
laden in bulk TRANSPORT a ship that is laden in bulk is carrying goods loose, not in containers (= very large metal boxes)
(Definition of laden adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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