- burdened; loaded down.
- to lade.
Origin of laden
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Examples from the Web for unladen
The door-sill of the home is the wharf where heavy life is unladen.The Wedding Ring
T. De Witt Talmage
Then the wearied beasts were unladen, fires were lighted, and a meal cooked.Through Three Campaigns
G. A. Henty
He first ordered the camels to be unladen, and the tents to be pitched.The Boy Slaves
The canoes had been well secured to trunks of trees, though not unladen.In the Wilds of Africa
There are no customs house officers to examine the cargoes that are unladen.
- a past participle of lade 1
- weighed down with a load; loaded
- encumbered; burdened
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Word Origin and History for unladen
"loaded, weighted down," 1590s, from the original past participle of lade.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper