over·​stim·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstim-yə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce overstimulated (audio) \

Definition of overstimulated

: excessively stimulated The brain, responding to higher than normal dopamine levels, gets overstimulated.— Robert Wilbur Sleep time is quite a problem for overstimulated children and their parents. A recent Brown University study of 494 elementary-school children found that 375 of them had trouble associated with sleep.— Joseph Pereira

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Recent Examples on the Web In one early scene, a striking scarlet gown captures the designer’s bold ambitions; episodes later, in Halston’s overstimulated ’80s, the same intense color invades his own wardrobe and office decor. Judy Berman, Time, 14 May 2021 When an overstimulated child starts to show signs of a meltdown, Ms. Hotho will often suggest taking a deep breath. Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times, 27 Oct. 2020 In a public place like the dog park, dogs can become overstimulated. Hannah Harper, Health.com, 21 Sep. 2020 Certain kinds of cancer patients can benefit from high doses of IL-2, but the treatment carries risks: the molecule binds to three different receptors, and one of those, if overstimulated, can unleash a toxic response in the body. Matthew Hutson, The New Yorker, 18 Sep. 2020 The windows of the buildings reflected the light down into my overstimulated eyes, incubating me. Juneameliarose, Longreads, 25 Mar. 2020 And with the virtual format, overstimulated guests can pass out in the privacy of their home. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 30 June 2020 As the calendar moves into deep December and early January, those hearty greetings become less jovial and the Grinch beckons because of hectic schedules, overstimulated kids and credit card bills in the mail. Pat Lenhoff, chicagotribune.com, 30 Oct. 2019 Sargent notes that overstimulated environments are typical of tech headquarters in Silicon Valley. Anne Quito, Quartz at Work, 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of overstimulated

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Overstimulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overstimulated. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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