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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
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at over-, lade Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In these overladen compositions the unity of the picture is lost.

    Chinese Painters Raphael Petrucci
  • His tales are overladen with detail and superfluity of minute description.

    Maxim Gorki

    Hans Ostwald
  • The sunny days had gone, and the sky was overladen with clouds.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • And his orchestration, with its daubing, its overladen, hysterical color!

    Old Fogy James Huneker
  • Stand at the bottom of this hill and help up the overladen horses.

  • It is too gorgeous now, too overladen, too rich; and yet it is imposing.

    Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1 Francis Marion Crawford
  • The stomach must never be overladen and no strong drinks must be used.

    My Friends the Savages Giovanni Battista Cerruti
  • For the first time he noticed a heaviness in the air, overladen, pregnant.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • So precipitate was their flight that one barge was overladen and sank with all on board.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • To the overladen and weary Jews came the offer of rest and peace.

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