Meaning of OVERBURDEN in English


o ‧ ver ‧ bur ‧ den /ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdn $ ˌoʊvərˈbɜːrdn/ BrE AmE verb [transitive usually passive]

to give an organization, person, or system more work or problems than they can deal with:

Health services have been overburdened and are unable to care for many older people.

a manager overburdened with work

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.