overtax

verb
over·tax | \ ˌō-vər-ˈtaks \
overtaxed; overtaxing

Definition of overtax 

transitive verb

1 : to tax (someone or something) too heavily or beyond what is due revenues raised through overtaxing the middle class

2 : to lay too heavy a burden or demand upon (someone or something) exercises that overtax the muscles overtaxing my patience A fancy terminal with enough gates for all the planes, a work force that is alternately overtaxed and underemployed, and a high-tech baggage system all create high fixed costs. —Marc Levinson et al.

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overtaxation \ˌō-vər-tak-ˈsā-shən \ noun
Homelessness is worse here than anywhere in the country. The cost of living is out of control. Overtaxation is rampant. Infrastructure is crumbling. —Eric Ryan

First Known Use of overtax

1607 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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