verb (used with object)
Origin of overload
Examples from the Web for overloaded
They unplugged their cellphones from overloaded outlets so a girl with cerebral palsy could recharge her wheelchair.We Survived the Triumph: Passengers Describe Their Doomed Carnival Cruise|Winston Ross, Eliza Shapiro, Sam Register|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The books were “diffuse, overloaded with minute and often irrelevant observation.”
Some sentences are so overloaded with adjectives and ten-cent words that they lose all meaning.
Another problem: Those additions are also overloaded with sodium.
Wisting's sledge had also been overloaded; it was even heavier than mine.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2|Roald Amundsen
Every century is an overloaded ship that must sink at last with most of its cargo.The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Convoys are endless owing to overloaded mules and stragglers.Battle Studies|Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq
The stomach is liable to be overloaded with indigestible feed.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse|United States Department of Agriculture
It is fascinating for a few hours, but after a time you get overloaded and are ready to cry "Enough."Prowling about Panama|George A. Miller
1550s, "to place too great a burden on," from over- + load (v.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s; of electrical current, from 1904. Middle English had overlade (v.) in this sense.