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Adjective: taxing  tak-sing
  1. Not easily borne; wearing
    "a taxing schedule";
    - burdensome, onerous
Verb: tax  taks
  1. Levy a tax on
    "The State taxes alcohol heavily"; "Clothing is not taxed in our state"
     
  2. Set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)
    - assess
     
  3. Use to the limit
    "you are taxing my patience";
    - task
     
  4. Make a charge against or accuse
    "They taxed him failure to appear in court"

See also: heavy

Type of: charge, determine, extend, impose, levy, set, strain

Encyclopedia: Tax, tariff and trade