over·​lad·​en | \ ˌō-vər-ˈlā-dᵊn How to pronounce overladen (audio) \

Definition of overladen

: carrying too heavy a load : loaded with too much of something : excessively laden an overladen [=overloaded] car often + with tourists overladen with baggage… plants are so overladen with ripe tomatoes that mechanical harvesters must run at half speed.— Jeff Swiatek often used figuratively … scripts overladen with inflated dialogue but lacking any weighty plot turns.— Akshay Seth

First Known Use of overladen

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Overladen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overladen. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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