Meaning of overburden

o•ver•bur•den

Pronunciation: (v.ō"vur-bûr'dnn.ō'vur-bûr"dn), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to load with too great a burden; overload: He was overburdened with cares.
—n.
  1. an excessive burden.
  2. Also calledwaste earth and rock covering a mineral deposit.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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