overstimulate

verb
over·​stim·​u·​late | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt How to pronounce overstimulate (audio) \
overstimulated; overstimulating

Definition of overstimulate

transitive verb

: to stimulate to an excessive or abnormal degree The ongoing presence of HIV overstimulates B cells, which are abundant in the lymph nodes, and keeps them in a state of chronic activation.— Robert R. Redfield et al. … a monetary system … that keeps government from overstimulating demand through excessive money creation.— George Melloan — see also overstimulated

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overstimulation \ ˌō-​vər-​ˌstim-​yə-​ˈlā-​shən How to pronounce overstimulate (audio) \ noun, plural overstimulations
In fact, too much stability and routine may bore such a horse—and boredom can be just as stressful as overstimulation. — Robert W. Bell, PhD

Examples of overstimulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often, brands attempt to overstimulate the customer with unnecessary ads, pop-ups and notifications. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Summers, a former Treasury Secretary under Clinton, warned earlier this year that Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill might overstimulate and damage the economy by sparking excessive inflation. John Harwood, CNN, 3 June 2021 Summers, a top economic adviser to former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, warned earlier this year that Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill might overstimulate and damage the economy by sparking excessive inflation. John Harwood, CNN, 12 May 2021 Yet researchers already knew that mRNA vaccines can sometimes overstimulate an immune system, and three of the four subjects who had these side effects were taking the highest dosage in the trial, which has now been discontinued. Roxanne Khamsi, National Geographic, 30 June 2020 Ayres says that any kind of electronics overstimulate us, which is the exact opposite goal of having a zen den. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, 9 Sep. 2019 Hormones: Androgen hormones overstimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands, which makes your body produce so much oil that it gets stuck in your pores and traps bacteria. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 7 Nov. 2017 Hormones: Androgen hormones overstimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands, which makes your body produce so much oil that it gets stuck in your pores and traps bacteria. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 7 Nov. 2017 Hormones: Androgen hormones overstimulate the sebaceous (oil) glands, which makes your body produce so much oil that it gets stuck in your pores and traps bacteria. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, 7 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of overstimulate

1801, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2021

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“Overstimulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstimulate. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of overstimulate

: to cause (someone or something) to become too active or excited : to stimulate (someone or something) too much

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