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 for surcharged
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Surcharge \Sur*charge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surcharged; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Surcharging.] [F. surcharger. See Sur-, and
     Charge, and cf. Overcharge, Supercharge, Supercargo.]
     1. To overload; to overburden; to overmatch; to overcharge;
        as, to surcharge a beast or a ship; to surcharge a cannon.
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              Four charged two, and two surcharged one. --Spenser.
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              Your head reclined, as hiding grief from view,
              Droops like a rose surcharged with morning dew.
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     2. (Law)
        (a) 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.
        (b) (Equity) To show an omission in (an account) for which
            credit ought to have been given. --Story. Daniel.
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     3. To print or write a surcharge on (a postage stamp).
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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