Pronunciation: /əʊvəˈbəːd(ə)n /[with object]
- 1.1Give (someone) more work or pressure than they can deal with: ministers are overburdened with engagementsMore example sentences
- Probation officers that I have dealt with are overburdened, overworked and burned out.
- He said the measures would place further pressure on the already overburdened public hospital system.
- Analyzing and grading writing can be difficult for teachers who are already overburdened with their various education and non-education assignments.
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- 1 [mass noun] Rock or soil overlying a mineral deposit, archaeological site, or other underground feature: the kaolin is mined by removing the overburden and digging a pitMore example sentences
- All topsoil and vegetative overburden shall be removed and separately stored along the north eastern boundary of the site to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority.
- The current planning application provides for the Moira site to be restored by filling with overburden from mineral operations at Albion.
- Features shared by the Lake Hope structures and many physical diapiric models are local ductile extension and thinning of the overburden overlying anticlinal ridges of the active boundary.
- 2An excessive burden: an overburden of costsMore example sentences
- The economic cost of these factors could be reflected by an overburden of social medical response that could eventually deny health services for the masses, in many nations.
- The disease has led to a huge orphan crisis, creating an overburden on an already stressed medical system.
More definitions of overburdenDefinition of overburden in:
- The US English dictionary