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Meaning of OVERBURDEN

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`burdn, [v]`owvur'burdn, `owvu'burdun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an excessive burden
  2. [n]  the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
  3. [v]  burden with too much work or responsibility
  4. [v]  load with excessive weight
 

OVERBURDEN is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: overload
 
 See Also: burden, burden, burden, burthen, charge, ground, land, load, loading, saddle, soil, weight, weight down

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*bur"den\, v. t.
    To load with too great weight or too much care, etc. --Sir P.
    Sidney.
    
    
  2. \O"ver*bur`den\, n.
    The waste which overlies good stone in a quarry. --Raymond.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Soil or rock layers that cover mineral deposits and must be removed prior to mining.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bear hard upon, burden, burthen, charge, choke, congest, cram, crowd, cumber, drench, encumber, freight, glut, gluttonize, go hard with, go ill with, gorge, hamper, handicap, jam, jam-pack, lade, lie on, load, oppress, overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overlade, overload, overstuff, overtax, overweigh, overweight, pack, press hard upon, rest hard upon, saddle, satiate, saturate, soak, stuff, supercharge, supersaturate, surcharge, surfeit, tax, try one, weigh down, weigh heavy on, weigh on, weigh upon
 

 

 

 

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