overburdened overburdened  /ˈoʊ vər ˈbɜr dənd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) heavily burdened with work or cares

Usage(s):

  1. They inevitably wind up seeking medical attention from overburdened emergency rooms.
  2. The resulting flood of impoverished East Pakistani refugees has placed an intolerable strain on India's already overburdened economy.
  3. The money will go to local communities overburdened by booming casinos and help defray the increased costs of local government services.

News

  • For Designer Consignment Online, Is Authentication A Pipe Dream Or A Differentiator?

    There have been a slew of offerings in the online consignment space over the past 24 months: The Real Real, Poshmark, ShopHers and more, all connecting overburdened clotheshorses with aspiring fashionistas hoping to score designer pieces at steep discount. For all of them, proving the goods are real is a critical issue.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "In short, what we don't need is creating at the FDA a new draconian bureaucracy, since they're already overburdened and have more work than they know what to do with," said Rep. Joe Barton of Texas, the top Republican on the House Energy and...
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Joe Barton Source: Washington Post

  2. "The biggest problem we have now is that our health care systems are overburdened with very sick people who come in too late," said Zackie Achmat, chairman of South Africa's Treatment Action Campaign.
    on May 30, 2007 By: Zackie Achmat Source: Washington Post

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