overburdened

overburden

[v. oh-ver-bur-dn; n. oh-ver-bur-dn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to load with too great a burden; overload: He was overburdened with cares.
noun
2.
an excessive burden.
3.
Also called burden, capping. Mining. waste earth and rock covering a mineral deposit.

Origin:
1570–80; over- + burden1

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overburden
 
vb
1.  (tr) to load with excessive weight, work, etc
 
n
2.  an excessive burden or load
3.  geology the sedimentary rock material that covers coal seams, mineral veins, etc
 
over'burdensome
 
adj

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overburden
"to put too much weight on," 1532, from over + burden. Earliest uses are figurative.
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