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load

Pronunciation: lod

Definition:

  1. A departure from normal body content, as of water, salt, or heat; positive loads are quantities in excess of the normal; negative loads are quantities in deficit.
  2. The quantity of a measurable entity borne by an object or organism.

[M.E. lode, fr. A.S. lad,]

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