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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overladen was circa 1625

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“Overladen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overladen. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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