overburdened :

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oh ver bur duhnd

  • v  burden with too much work or responsibility
  • v  load with excessive weight
  • s  heavily burdened with work or cares
    overburdened social workers

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

  • Joe Barton in Washington Post
    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...
  • Zackie Achmat in Washington Post
    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.

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