- to load with too great a burden; overload: He was overburdened with cares.
Origin of overburden
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Historical Examples of overburden
His overburden of labor had crushed him,—before this his eyes had been tired out.James B. Eads
If I would have a clear spirit I must not overburden the flesh.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
If the students are willing to work we do not want to overburden them, Mr. Haskers.Dave Porter and the Runaways
It is not wise to overburden oneself with numerous clothes when traveling.Book of Etiquette, Volume 2
Lillian Eichler Watson
It does not overburden one with an exposition of scientific facts.
- (tr) to load with excessive weight, work, etc
- an excessive burden or load
- geology the sedimentary rock material that covers coal seams, mineral veins, etc