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Definition 1: an excessive burden - [noun denoting artifact]

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(overburden is a kind of ...) weight to be borne or conveyed

Definition 2: the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits - [noun denoting object]

(overburden is a kind of ...) material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

"the land had never been plowed" "good agricultural soil"

Definition 3: burden with too much work or responsibility - [verb of communication]

(overburden is a kind of ...) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to

"He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

Definition 4: load with excessive weight - [verb of contact]

(overburden is a kind of ...) weight down with a load

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