burdened

adjective
bur·​dened | \ ˈbər-dᵊnd How to pronounce burdened (audio) \

Definition of burdened

: carrying a burden : heavily laden or encumbered burdened with/by debt/guilt/responsibilities … saved a burdened shopper the trouble of returning her grocery cart …— Elizabeth Kadetsky With burdened heart and aching eyes I looked over the walls around me.— Wilkie Collins

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1697, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of burdened was in 1697

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