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Main Entry: 1bur·den
Pronunciation: primarystressbschward-schwan
Function: noun
Etymology: Old English byrthen "load, burden"
1 a : something carried : LOAD b : something taken as a duty or responsibility <tax burdens>
2 : something hard to take <a burden of sorrow>
3 a : the carrying of loads <beast of burden> b : capacity for carrying cargo <a ship of 100 tons burden>
- burden verb

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