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Noun: overburden  ,ow-vu(r)'bur-d(u)n
  1. The surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
  2. An excessive burden
    - overload
Verb: overburden  ,ow-vu(r)'bur-d(u)n
  1. Burden with too much work or responsibility
  2. Load with excessive weight

Derived forms: overburdened, overburdens, overburdening

Type of: burden, burthen, charge, ground, land, load, loading, saddle, soil, weight, weight down

Encyclopedia: Overburden