Meaning of OVERBURDEN in English

OVERBURDEN

v. /oh'veuhr berr"dn/ ; n. /oh"veuhr berr'dn/ , v.t.

1. to load with too great a burden; overload: He was overburdened with cares.

n.

2. an excessive burden.

3. Also called burden, capping . Mining. waste earth and rock covering a mineral deposit.

[ 1570-80; OVER- + BURDEN 1 ]

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