overburdened


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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.

overburdened

(ˌəʊvəˈbɜːdənd)
adj
loaded with excessive weight, work, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overburdened - heavily burdened with work or cares; "bowed down with troubles"; "found himself loaded down with responsibilities"; "overburdened social workers"; "weighed down with cares"
burdened - bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities; "she always felt burdened by the load of paper work"
Translations

overburdened

[ˌəʊvərˈbɜːrdənd] adj [system, organization, person] → surchargé(e); [person] → surchargé(e)
overburdened teachers → des enseignants surchargés
to be overburdened by sth → être surchargé de qch
to be overburdened with work → être surchargé de travail
References in classic literature ?
The "Cypria" begins with the first causes of the war, the purpose of Zeus to relieve the overburdened earth, the apple of discord, the rape of Helen.
This caution is necessary, to prevent the country from being overburdened with numbers.
both sides overburdened by the cost of modern weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand of Mankind's final war.
The water- way, so fair above and wide below, flows oppressed by bricks and mortar and stone, by blackened timber and grimed glass and rusty iron, covered with black barges, whipped up by paddles and screws, overburdened with craft, overhung with chains, overshadowed by walls making a steep gorge for its bed, filled with a haze of smoke and dust.
He told them that steps would be taken immediately to free his serfs- and that till then they were not to be overburdened with labor, women while nursing their babies were not to be sent to work, assistance was to be given to the serfs, punishments were to be admonitory and not corporal, and hospitals, asylums, and schools were to be established on all the estates.
The Reds will think just as I thought -- that you, being like nine out of ten of us, not overburdened with worldly wealth, had taken this way of earning an honest penny to help yourself through the year.
He possessed a good figure, a pleasing face, not overburdened with depth of thought or feeling; and his dress was that of the conventional man of fashion.
And the melancholy brook would add this other tale to the mystery with which its little heart was already overburdened, and whereof it still kept up a murmuring babble, with not a whit more cheerfulness of tone than for ages heretofore.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
The bed creaked beneath his weight, and with the exception of a few broken sounds, emerging, or, one might say, exploding, from his overburdened chest, absolute silence soon reigned in the chamber of Morpheus.
Oh, Father Time, lift with your kindly hands those bitter memories from off our overburdened hearts, for griefs are ever coming to us with the coming hours, and our little strength is only as the day.
So great were the number of slaves who waited upon the inhabitants of Phutra that none of us was apt to be overburdened with work, nor were our masters unkind to us.