: 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.
— see also overstimulated
- … a monetary system … that keeps government from overstimulating demand through excessive money creation.
- —George Melloan
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