v. t.1.To cause to labor excessively; to overwork.
2.To labor upon excessively; to refine unduly.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Most major primary health centers in sub-Saharan Africa especially Nigeria provides primary and preventive services making them overlabored.1617 Disease surveillance notification and documentation are almost non operational in the health centre under study.18 Surveillance and notification of disease is very important for the reporting of modifiable diseases.
Resembling a doctoral dissertation, Le Promeneuri though rich in types of documentation, is overlabored in the service of its thesis--and, by my lights, its lucid paragraphs and telling turns of phrase do not entirely justify stark omission of parallel developments of promenading and the emergence of city walking in London, Rome, Vienna, and elsewhere in Europe.
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