hyper

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adjective hy·per \ ˈhī-pər \

Definition of hyper

1 :high-strung, excitable; also :highly excited
  • was a little hyper after drinking too much coffee
2 :extremely active
  • hyper children

Examples of hyper in a Sentence

  1. I get a little hyper when I drink too much coffee.

  2. she's so hyper that she's the last person you'd want to turn to in an emergency

Recent Examples of hyper from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of hyper

short for hyperactive


hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper-

1 :above :beyond :super-
  • hypermarket
2 a :excessively
  • hypersensitive
b :excessive
  • hyperemia
3 :that is or exists in a space of more than three dimensions
  • hyperspace
4 :bridging points within an entity (such as a database or network) nonsequentially
  • hypertext
  • hyperacuity
  • hyperacute
  • hyperaesthetic
  • hyperaggressive
  • hyperaggressiveness
  • hyperalert
  • hyperarid
  • hyperarousal
  • hyperaware
  • hyperawareness
  • hypercatabolism
  • hypercautious
  • hypercharged
  • hypercivilized
  • hypercoagulability
  • hypercoagulable
  • hypercompetitive
  • hyperconcentration
  • hyperconscious
  • hyperconsciousness
  • hyperdevelopment
  • hyperefficient
  • hyperemotional
  • hyperemotionality
  • hyperendemic
  • hyperenergetic
  • hyperexcitability
  • hyperexcitable
  • hyperexcited
  • hyperexcitement
  • hyperexcretion
  • hyperfastidious
  • hyperfunction
  • hyperfunctional
  • hyperfunctioning
  • hyperimmune
  • hyperimmunization
  • hyperimmunize
  • hyperinflated
  • hyperinnervation
  • hyperintellectual
  • hyperintelligent
  • hyperintense
  • hyperinvolution
  • hypermania
  • hypermanic
  • hypermasculine
  • hypermetabolic
  • hypermetabolism
  • hypermobility
  • hypermodern
  • hypermodernist
  • hypermutability
  • hypermutable
  • hypernationalistic
  • hyperphysical
  • hyperpigmentation
  • hyperpigmented
  • hyperproducer
  • hyperproduction
  • hyperpure
  • hyperrational
  • hyperrationality
  • hyperreactive
  • hyperreactivity
  • hyperreactor
  • hyperresponsive
  • hyperromantic
  • hypersaline
  • hypersalinity
  • hypersecretion
  • hypersensitization
  • hypersensitize
  • hypersomnolence
  • hyperstatic
  • hyperstimulate
  • hyperstimulation
  • hypersusceptibility
  • hypersusceptible
  • hypertense
  • hypertypical
  • hypervigilance
  • hypervigilant
  • hypervirulent
  • hyperviscosity

Origin and Etymology of hyper-

Latin hyper-, from Greek, from hyper — more at over


HYPER Defined for English Language Learners

hyper

play
adjective

Definition of hyper for English Language Learners

  • : very excited, nervous, or active


hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper- for English Language Learners

  • : excessively or extremely

  • : excessive or extreme


HYPER Defined for Kids

hyper-

prefix

Definition of hyper- for Students

:excessively
  • hypersensitive


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