overlade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English overladen, equivalent to over- +‎ lade. Cognate with Dutch overladen (to overlade, overload), German überladen (to overload, overburden), Swedish överladda (to overload, overcharge).

Verb[edit]

overlade (third-person singular simple present overlades, present participle overlading, simple past overladed, past participle overladed or overladen)

  1. (transitive) To load with too great a cargo or other burden; overburden; overload.