- burdened; loaded down.
- to lade.
Origin of laden
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Examples from the Web for ladened
The shrilling wind, ladened with snow, wrenched at the shutters.The Three Black Pennys
Her return from Europe ladened with spoils will be looked forward to with interest by her constituency in Vancouver.The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921
Hudson's Bay Company
He heeded not the boisterous south wind that ladened the atmosphere with dust till there was darkness as of a city fog.Khartoum Campaign, 1898
A child may be ladened with gifts which afford him little or no pleasure, simply because he has no desire for them.Gospel Doctrine
Joseph F. Smith
A light wind, ladened with the scent of flowers, came to his nostrils, and he admired the scene for some time in utter silence.Old Broadbrim Into the Heart of Australia
Author of "Old Broadbrim"
- a past participle of lade 1
- weighed down with a load; loaded
- encumbered; burdened
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Word Origin and History for ladened
"loaded, weighted down," 1590s, from the original past participle of lade.
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