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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.
References in classic literature ?
Every shilling with which they overburden the inferior number, is a shilling saved to their own pockets.
The water characteristic curves of the soils and overburdens were determined using the filter paper method described by Fawcett and Collis-George (1967).
In most cases, tilling did not occur on the overburdens at any slope.
Rilling could not be initiated on 5 of the overburden plots (Curragh, Goonyella Norwich Pk tertiary, Wandoan, and Blackwater overburdens) at the maximum flow rates used in the laboratory (1.
Physical and chemical properties of the soils and overburdens are listed in Table 2.
Soils were generally more erodible than overburdens, as many of the overburdens either contained considerable amounts of rock, or tended to seal strongly.
announces that tenders are now being accepted for the stripping and removal of overburdens from atop the Stage 1 Mining Area and Reclamation Area on the Peace River Silica Deposit.