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overload (v.)

1550s, "to place too great a burden on, load with too heavy a cargo," from over- + load (v.). Intransitive sense from 1961. Related: Overloaded; overloading. The noun is attested from 1640s, "an excessive load or burden;" of electrical current, from 1904. Middle English had overlade (v.) in this sense, hence overladen (adj.).

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Definitions of overload from WordNet
1
overload (v.)
become overloaded;
The aerator overloaded
overload (v.)
fill to excess so that function is impaired;
Synonyms: clog
overload (v.)
place too much a load on;
don't overload the car
Synonyms: surcharge / overcharge
2
overload (n.)
an electrical load that exceeds the available electrical power;
overload (n.)
an excessive burden;
Synonyms: overburden
From wordnet.princeton.edu