overexcite

verb over·ex·cite \ ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsīt , -ek- \

Definition of overexcite

overexcited; overexciting
: to excite to an excessive degree
  • overexcites the dog simply by walking in the house
  • "Now don't overexcite yourself, Grandpa," Mrs. Bucket said.
  • —Roald Dahl
  • Such drawings are also rather characteristic of Tourette's syndrome—the original form, the original thought, lost in a jungle of embellishment … First the imagination is awakened, then overexcited, to endlessness and excess.
  • —Oliver Sacks

overexcitable

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsī-tə-bəl\ adjective
    • overexcitable fans
    • an overexcitable puppy

overexcitability

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˌsī-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
    • overexcitability in children

overexcitement

play \ˌō-vər-ik-ˈsīt-mənt\ noun
    • The Ifta-winning actor's disappointment at her bit-part … was worsened by her brother's overexcitement at seeing his big sister on stage.
    • —Jennifer Ryan

First Known Use of overexcite

1817

in the meaning defined above

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