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Definition of "burdens" []

  • Something that is carried; load (noun)
  • Something that is exacting, oppressive, or difficult to bear (noun)
  • The cargo capacity of a ship (noun)
  • The weight of a ship's cargo (noun)
  • To put or impose a burden on; load (verb)
  • To weigh down; oppress (verb)
  • Plural form of burden. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of burden. (verb)

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Use "burdens" in a sentence
  • "In recent times, the twin burdens of large classes and governance responsibility have taken a toll on faculty research productivity."
  • "Already, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has promised not to put any more short-term burdens on the sector, whatever the Independent Commission on Banking may recommend next week."
  • "Shortsighted decisions, such as ignoring inspections of hazardous waste generating facilities or cutting staff charged with responding to oil spills, could result in long-term burdens for taxpayers."
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