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synonyms for overburden

  • encumber
  • oppress
  • overwhelm
  • exhaust
See also synonyms for: overburdened

antonyms for overburden

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  • aid
  • help
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How to use overburden in a sentence

The first derivative cause which we found under this was an accumulation of facts which overburden the mind and destroy its power.
CONTINENTAL MONTHLY , VOL V. ISSUE III. MARCH, 1864VARIOUS
Every shilling with which they overburden the inferior number, is a shilling saved to their own pockets.
THE FEDERALIST PAPERSALEXANDER HAMILTON, JOHN JAY, AND JAMES MADISON
Naturally Mr. Fisher must not overburden or imperil his bill, or interfere with the labor necessary for the war.
OUR SCHOOLS IN WAR TIME—AND AFTERARTHUR DAVIS DEAN
It is not wise to overburden oneself with numerous clothes when traveling.
BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, VOLUME 2LILLIAN EICHLER WATSON
It does not overburden one with an exposition of scientific facts.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, FEBRUARY, 1931VARIOUS
As Madam Thelyphonus had obviously been accustomed to rather primitive furniture, I did not overburden her new apartments.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, MARCH 1899VARIOUS
To the original there is not a single note, and particular care has been taken not to overburden the translation with them.
THE MEMOIRS OF THE CONQUISTADOR BERNAL DIAZ DEL CASTILLO, VOL 1 (OF 2)BERNAL DIAZ DEL CASTILLO
Its laws permit, rather than require, an overburden of officials, high and low.
CUBA, OLD AND NEWALBERT GARDNER ROBINSON
To answer the questions that might be asked to meet every contingency would be a pleasure, but it would overburden my book.
SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLDJOSHUA SLOCUM
This process of uncovering the ore body by the removal of the overburden is called "stripping."
THE BUSINESS OF MININGARTHUR J. HOSKIN
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WORDS RELATED TO OVERBURDEN

  • dissipate
  • exhaust
  • misemploy
  • mishandle
  • misuse
  • overburden
  • overtax
  • overwork
  • prostitute
  • spoil
  • squander
  • taint
  • waste
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