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hyperactive

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adjective hy·per·ac·tive \ˌhī-pər-ˈak-tiv\

Simple Definition of hyperactive

  • : extremely active or too active

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hyperactive

  1. 1 :  affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity; broadly :  more active than is usual or desirable

  2. 2 :  intricately or elaborately designed or detailed

hyperactive

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Examples of hyperactive in a sentence

  1. <the skyrocketing price of oil resulted in a wildly fluctuating, hyperactive stock market>

  2. <hyperactive children who are in dire need of a guardian with a firm hand>



Did You Know?

For doctors and psychologists, hyperactive describes a condition with unpleasant consequences. Hyperactive children usually have a very short attention span and can't sit still, and hyperactivity can lead to difficulty in learning or just get them in trouble for disturbing their classes. But not every high-spirited child is hyperactive. Having a high energy level is pretty normal for children, and some parents think that prescribing drugs for hyperactivity is mostly just good for the drug companies.

1867

First Known Use of hyperactive

1867


HYPERACTIVE Defined for Kids

hyperactive

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adjective hy·per·ac·tive \ˌhī-pər-ˈak-tiv\

Definition of hyperactive for Students

  1. :  extremely or overly active




Medical Dictionary

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hyperactive

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adjective hy·per·ac·tive \ˌhī-pə-ˈrak-tiv\

Medical Definition of hyperactive

  1. :  affected with or exhibiting hyperactivity <Scientists suspect in certain genetically susceptible people, the immune cells remain hyperactive long after the infectious agent has been cleared from the body.—Kathy Fackelmann, Science News, 23 Oct. 1993> <A growing number of parents suspect that the powerful stimulant Ritalin—long prescribed for its paradoxically tranquilizing effect on hyperactive children—has become a convenience for teachers seeking quiet classrooms …—David Gates. Newsweek, 23 Nov. 1987>; broadly :  more active than is usual or desirable




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hyperactive

noun hy·per·ac·tive

Medical Definition of hyperactive

  1. :  an individual who is hyperactive





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