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noun (n)

  • the surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits (noun.object)
    source: wordnet30
  • an excessive burden (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: overload
    source: wordnet30
  • The waste which overlies good stone in a quarry. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • burden with too much work or responsibility (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • load with excessive weight (
    source: wordnet30
  • To load with too great weight or too much care, etc. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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