transitive verb
over·​lade | \ ¦ō-vər-¦lād How to pronounce overlade (audio) \

Definition of overlade

: to load with too great a cargo or burden : overload overladen with detail and digression— H. S. Bennett

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Other Words from overlade

overladen \ ¦ō-​vər-​¦lā-​dᵊn How to pronounce overlade (audio) \ adjective
an overladen table On Indiana's 8,000 acres of tomato fields, plants are so overladen with ripe tomatoes that mechanical harvesters must run at half speed. — Jeff Swiatek, The Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana), 6 Oct. 2014

First Known Use of overlade

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for overlade

Middle English overladen, from over entry 1 + laden to load

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“Overlade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overlade. Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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