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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An excessive burden; The surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits v. - Burden with too much work or responsibility; Load with excessive weight.

Usage examples (36)
  • The "overburden" is placed in an adjacent valley fill while workers use enormous equipment to mine the coal.
  • Essentially, what you see is the adjustments there in backlog is mainly related to our long-term overburden projects.
  • The mineral reserve is extracted after the overlying material, called overburden is removed.
  • This does not include the "overburden," as it is called -- all the dirt that must be removed to get at the coal. for more
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