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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      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]