1. adjective If someone or something is laden with a lot of heavy things, they are holding or carrying them. [literary] [+ with] ⇒ I came home laden with cardboard boxes. ⇒ The following summer the peach tree was laden with fruit. ⇒ ...heavily-laden mules. 2. graded adjective & adjective [v-link ADJ with n] If you describe a person or thing as laden with something, particularly something bad, you mean that they have a lot of it. ⇒ We're so laden with guilt. ⇒ Many of their heavy industries are laden with debt.
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