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overtax

o·ver·tax

overtax

pronunciation:
o vr taeks
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overtaxed, overtaxes, overtaxing
definition 1: to tax too highly.
definition 2: to strain or demand of excessively; overburden.
His many responsibilities overtax him.
similar words:
drive, overwhelm, stretch, tax
derivation: overtaxation (n.)