overburden definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To burden with too much fat; overload.
    • To subject to an excessive burden or stress; overtax.
    • To weight with too great weight or way too much treatment, etc.
  • noun:
    • An excessive burden; an overload.
    • Geology information overlying a useful mineral deposit.
    • Geology Sedimentary rock addressing older crystalline levels.
    • Archaeology A sterile stratum overlying a stratum bearing traces regarding the culture being examined.
    • The stone and subsoil that lies above a mineral deposit particularly a coal seam.
    • A sterile stratum that lies over the stratum becoming examined
    • The waste which overlies great rock in a quarry.
    • Detrital product or stone which includes become removed, as being of no worth, in order to get at some valuable material beneath, which its intended to mine or quarry: used in reference to quarrying or excavating clay and comparable products.
    • An excessive load; an encumbrance or load higher than should-be carried.
    • the top soil that must definitely be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
    • an excessive burden
  • verb:
    • To overload or overtax
    • burden with excessively work or responsibility
    • load with extortionate body weight
  • others:
    • To weight with too great burden or weight; overburden; overtask: as, trees overburdened with fresh fruit.

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