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overload

noun [C or U]     /ˈəʊ.və.ləʊd/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ.loʊd/
C2 the fact that something or someone is overloaded: People today suffer from information overload (= being given too much information). There was an overload on the electrical circuit and the fuse blew.Electrical switches and connections
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