overstimulate

verb over·stim·u·late \ ˌō-vər-ˈstim-yə-ˌlāt \

Definition of overstimulate

overstimulated; overstimulating
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

overstimulation

play \ˌō-vər-ˌstim-yə-ˈlā-shən\ 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

First Known Use of overstimulate

1801



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