overactive

adjective over·ac·tive \ ˌō-vər-ˈak-tiv \

Definition of overactive

: excessively or abnormally active
  • overactive glands
  • an overactive imagination

overactivity

play \ˌō-vər-ak-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of overactive in a Sentence

  1. She has an overactive bladder.

  2. His crazy ideas are products of an overactive imagination.

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First Known Use of overactive

1647


OVERACTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

overactive

adjective

Definition of overactive for English Language Learners

  • : too active especially in a way that produces a bad result


Medical Dictionary

overactive

adjective over·ac·tive \ ˌō-və-ˈrak-tiv \

medical Definition of overactive

: excessively or abnormally active
  • an overactive mind
  • overactive glands

overactivity

play \-ˌrak-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun plural overactivities


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