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[oh-ver-leyd] /ˌoʊ vərˈleɪd/
verb (used with object), overladed, overladen or overladed, overlading.
to overload (usually used in past participle overladen):
a table overladen with rich food.
Origin of overlade
1175-1225; Middle English; see over-, lade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The branches of overladen fruit trees are sometimes propped up with long poles to keep them from breaking.

    Among the Trees at Elmridge Ella Rodman Church
  • In these overladen compositions the unity of the picture is lost.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • But they are so overladen with confusing imagery that they have to be read twice to be understood.

    Essays on Scandinavian Literature Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
  • His tales are overladen with detail and superfluity of minute description.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • Blanche looked up suddenly, not at Toye, but past him toward an overladen side-table against the wall.

    The Thousandth Woman Ernest W. Hornung
  • And his orchestration, with its daubing, its overladen, hysterical color!

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • Then he emptied his mind as an overladen ass spills its panniers.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • So precipitate was their flight that one barge was overladen and sank with all on board.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • The colour of an orange-flower, on which an overladen bee has left a slight suffusion of her purest honey.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • To the overladen and weary Jews came the offer of rest and peace.

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