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laden, loaded

Laden means that the load is great in weight or quantity.

  • The ships sailed back from Byzantium heavily laden with the treasures of the Orient.

Loaded should refer to things or people carrying a load, or to something that is full or charged.

  • When your truck is fully loaded, you may leave.
  • Whether loaded or not, guns should not be left within the reach of children.