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overtax

verb [T] (DIFFICULTY)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈtæks/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
to cause to feel tired or confused as a result of doing too much or doing something too difficult: Remember you've been ill, and don't overtax yourself. This problem is overtaxing my brain.Tired and making tired
(Definition of overtax verb (DIFFICULTY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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