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English definition of “overburden”

overburden

verb [T often passive] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɜː.dən/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚˈbɝː-/
to make someone or something work too hard or carry, contain, or deal with too much: Insurance companies are already overburdened with similar claims. Now 5,000 new children will be attending the district's already overburdened school system.Causing difficulties for oneself or others
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