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overburden

o·ver·bur·den

overburden

 
pronunciation:
o vr buhr dn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overburdened, overburdening, overburdens
definition: to place an excessive burden, responsibility, or work load upon.
similar words:
overcharge, overweight, overwhelm, tax
 
part of speech: noun
definition: soil or rock that overlies either bedrock or a deposit of coal or other useful material.
derivation: overburdened (adj.)