hyper

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adjective hy·per \ˈhī-pər\

Definition of hyper

  1. 1 :  high-strung, excitable; also :  highly excited <was a little hyper after drinking too much coffee>

  2. 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>

Origin and Etymology of hyper

short for hyperactive


First Known Use: circa 1942


hyper-

prefix hy·per

Definition of hyper-

  1. 1 :  above :  beyond :  super- <hypermarket>

  2. 2a :  excessively <hypersensitive>b :  excessive <hyperemia>

  3. 3 :  that is or exists in a space of more than three dimensions <hyperspace>

  4. 4 :  bridging points within an entity (as a database or network) nonsequentially <hypertext>

  1. hyperacuity

  2. hyperacute

  3. hyperaesthetic

  4. hyperaggressive

  5. hyperaggressiveness

  6. hyperalert

  7. hyperarid

  8. hyperarousal

  9. hyperaware

  10. hyperawareness

  11. hypercatabolism

  12. hypercautious

  13. hypercharged

  14. hypercivilized

  15. hypercoagulability

  16. hypercoagulable

  17. hypercompetitive

  18. hyperconcentration

  19. hyperconscious

  20. hyperconsciousness

  21. hyperdevelopment

  22. hyperefficient

  23. hyperemotional

  24. hyperemotionality

  25. hyperendemic

  26. hyperenergetic

  27. hyperexcitability

  28. hyperexcitable

  29. hyperexcited

  30. hyperexcitement

  31. hyperexcretion

  32. hyperfastidious

  33. hyperfunction

  34. hyperfunctional

  35. hyperfunctioning

  36. hyperimmune

  37. hyperimmunization

  38. hyperimmunize

  39. hyperinflated

  40. hyperinnervation

  41. hyperintellectual

  42. hyperintelligent

  43. hyperintense

  44. hyperinvolution

  45. hypermania

  46. hypermanic

  47. hypermasculine

  48. hypermetabolic

  49. hypermetabolism

  50. hypermobility

  51. hypermodern

  52. hypermodernist

  53. hypermutability

  54. hypermutable

  55. hypernationalistic

  56. hyperphysical

  57. hyperpigmentation

  58. hyperpigmented

  59. hyperproducer

  60. hyperproduction

  61. hyperpure

  62. hyperrational

  63. hyperrationality

  64. hyperreactive

  65. hyperreactivity

  66. hyperreactor

  67. hyperresponsive

  68. hyperromantic

  69. hypersaline

  70. hypersalinity

  71. hypersecretion

  72. hypersensitization

  73. hypersensitize

  74. hypersomnolence

  75. hyperstatic

  76. hyperstimulate

  77. hyperstimulation

  78. hypersusceptibility

  79. hypersusceptible

  80. hypertense

  81. hypertypical

  82. hypervigilance

  83. hypervigilant

  84. hypervirulent

  85. hyperviscosity

Origin and Etymology of hyper-

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


HYPER Defined for English Language Learners

hyper

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adjective hy·per \ˈhī-pər\

Definition of hyper for English Language Learners

  • : very excited, nervous, or active


hyper-

prefix hy·per

Definition of hyper- for English Language Learners

  • : excessively or extremely

  • : excessive or extreme


HYPER- Defined for Kids

hyper-

prefix hy·per

Definition of hyper- for Students

  1. :  excessively <hypersensitive>



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