What does "Surcharge" mean?
(n.) An overcharge; an excessive load or burden; a load greater than can well be borne (n.) The putting, by a commoner, of more beasts on the common than he has a right to (n.) The showing an omission, as in an account, for which credit ought to have been given (v. t.) To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge; as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon (v. t.) To overstock; especially, to put more cattle into, as a common, than the person has a right to do, or more than the herbage will sustain. Blackstone (v. t.) To show an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
Example: "The air was surcharged with tension" Example: "The air raids had surcharged the emergency wards"
Word Family surcharges