to tax too heavily.
to make too great demands on.
- o·ver·tax·a·tion, noun
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How to use overtax in a sentence
To stay comfortable and prevent overtaxing the air conditioner, you need one that’s rated for the room size.Best window air conditioner to weather the seasons | Irena Collaku | July 28, 2021 | Popular-Science
Another billion liters of untreated sewage is then discharged into pristine surface waters when storms overtax systems and facilities, leading to water contamination.Willow trees could be a sustainable (and beautiful) way to treat wastewater | Sara Kiley Watson | July 1, 2021 | Popular-Science
Exceeding that number doesn’t just squish the suspension, it will also overtax essential stuff like the cooling system and transmission, potentially causing a crash, rollover, or breakdown.
Experts warn the looming lack of medical professionals could make health care more expensive, less accessible and worse in quality as those remaining are asked to do more in an already overtaxed system.Burned out by the pandemic, 3 in 10 health-care workers consider leaving the profession | William Wan | April 22, 2021 | Washington Post
This means that minorities are more likely to be overtaxed because they are more likely to own low-priced homes.Homes in poor neighborhoods are taxed at roughly twice the rate of those in rich areas, study shows | Christopher Ingraham | March 12, 2021 | Washington Post
I have allowed him to overtax himself until he is down, and mother and Polly are north at our cottage.A Girl Of The Limberlost | Gene Stratton Porter
The Cerebral, lacking a large alimentary system, is not tempted to overload his stomach or overtax his vital organs.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Failure comes to those who grow weary in the struggle, and to those who overwork themselves and overtax their abilities.Dollars and Sense | Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Here, having at last come into the region of settlements, they agreed never again to overtax the dogs.The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Order is heaven’s first law, and you should not overtax mediums; for no good Spirit will answer, after their guardians say ‘done.The Missing Link in Modern Spiritualism | A. Leah Underhill
British Dictionary definitions for overtax
to tax too heavily
to impose too great a strain on
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