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o·ver·bur·den

 (ō′vər-bûr′dn)
tr.v. o·ver·bur·dened, o·ver·bur·den·ing, o·ver·bur·dens
1. To burden with too much weight; overload.
2. To subject to an excessive burden or strain; overtax.
n. (ō′vər-bûr′dn)
1. An excessive burden; an overload.
2. Geology
a. Material overlying a useful mineral deposit.
b. Sedimentary rock covering older crystalline layers.
3. Archaeology A sterile stratum overlying a stratum bearing traces of the culture being studied.

overburden

vb
(tr) to load with excessive weight, work, etc
n
1. an excessive burden or load
2. (Geological Science) geology the sedimentary rock material that covers coal seams, mineral veins, etc
ˌoverˈburdensome adj

o•ver•bur•den

(v. ˌoʊ vərˈbɜr dn; n. ˈoʊ vərˌbɜr dn)
v.t.
1. to load with too great a burden.
n.
2. an excessive burden.
3. waste earth covering a mineral deposit.
[1570–80]

overburden


Past participle: overburdened
Gerund: overburdening

Imperative
overburden
overburden
Present
I overburden
you overburden
he/she/it overburdens
we overburden
you overburden
they overburden
Preterite
I overburdened
you overburdened
he/she/it overburdened
we overburdened
you overburdened
they overburdened
Present Continuous
I am overburdening
you are overburdening
he/she/it is overburdening
we are overburdening
you are overburdening
they are overburdening
Present Perfect
I have overburdened
you have overburdened
he/she/it has overburdened
we have overburdened
you have overburdened
they have overburdened
Past Continuous
I was overburdening
you were overburdening
he/she/it was overburdening
we were overburdening
you were overburdening
they were overburdening
Past Perfect
I had overburdened
you had overburdened
he/she/it had overburdened
we had overburdened
you had overburdened
they had overburdened
Future
I will overburden
you will overburden
he/she/it will overburden
we will overburden
you will overburden
they will overburden
Future Perfect
I will have overburdened
you will have overburdened
he/she/it will have overburdened
we will have overburdened
you will have overburdened
they will have overburdened
Future Continuous
I will be overburdening
you will be overburdening
he/she/it will be overburdening
we will be overburdening
you will be overburdening
they will be overburdening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overburdening
you have been overburdening
he/she/it has been overburdening
we have been overburdening
you have been overburdening
they have been overburdening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overburdening
you will have been overburdening
he/she/it will have been overburdening
we will have been overburdening
you will have been overburdening
they will have been overburdening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overburdening
you had been overburdening
he/she/it had been overburdening
we had been overburdening
you had been overburdening
they had been overburdening
Conditional
I would overburden
you would overburden
he/she/it would overburden
we would overburden
you would overburden
they would overburden
Past Conditional
I would have overburdened
you would have overburdened
he/she/it would have overburdened
we would have overburdened
you would have overburdened
they would have overburdened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overburden - the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
land, soil, ground - material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
2.overburden - an excessive burden
load, loading, burden - weight to be borne or conveyed
Verb1.overburden - burden with too much work or responsibility
burden, saddle, charge - impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"
2.overburden - load with excessive weight
burden, burthen, weight, weight down - weight down with a load
Translations

overburden

[ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdn] VTsobrecargar (fig) → agobiar, abrumar
overburdened with worriesabrumado or agobiado por las preocupaciones

overburden

[ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdn] vtsovraccaricare

overburden

v. agobiar, sobrecargar.
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