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bur•den



Pronunciation: (bûr'dn), [key]
n.
1. that which is carried; load: a horse's burden of rider and pack.
2. that which is borne with difficulty; obligation; onus: the burden of leadership.
3. Naut.
a. the weight of a ship's cargo.
b. the carrying capacity of a ship.
4. Mining.overburden (def. 3).
5. Metall.the minerals charged into a blast furnace or steelmaking furnace.
6. Accounting.overhead (def. 6).

v.t.
1. to load heavily.
2. to load oppressively; trouble.

bur•den



Pronunciation: (bûr'dn), [key]
n.
1. the main point, message, or idea.
2. Music.the refrain or recurring chorus of a song.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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