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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

noun

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>



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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