load, loading, loaded

(just a few of the many important words with several applications in common practice and referring to special technical and scientific operations)

shunt load, shunt loading
An electrical load employed to make use of excess generated power when it is not needed for its primary uses; such as, a residential photovoltaic system that employs power for domestic water heating when it is not needed for purposes as operating lights or running heating systems.
total AC load demand
The sum of the alternating current loads.

This value is important when selecting an inverter.

variable-torque load
A load that requires low torque at low speeds and increasing torque as the speed is increased, with very high torque being required at high speeds.