[ hev-ee-leyd-n ]
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  1. carrying a heavy load; heavily laden: a heavy-laden cart.

  2. very tired or troubled; burdened: heavy-laden with care.

Origin of heavy-laden

First recorded in 1400–50, heavy-laden is from late Middle English hevy ladyn. See heavy, laden

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How to use heavy-laden in a sentence

  • She was heavy laden,—laden to the breaking of her back, and did not know where to lay her burden down.

    Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope