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  Definition of Burden
  1. weight to be borne or conveyed
  2. an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that''s a load off my mind"
  3. the central idea that is expanded in a document or discourse
  4. the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  5. impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
  6. weight down with a load
Similar Words: load, loading, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus, effect, essence, core, gist, charge, saddle, burthen, weight, weight down

 

Hyponyms: burthen, dead load, live load, superload, millstone, overload, overburden, dead weight, fardel, imposition, pill, bear down, overwhelm, deluge, flood out, adjure, plumb, saddle

 

Derivational Morphology: burthen, weight, weight down, load, lade, laden, load up, charge, saddle, encumbrance, incumbrance, onus, mission, commission, loading

 

Anagrams: burned

 

 
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