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[oh-ver-ik-sahyt] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈsaɪt/
verb (used with object), overexcited, overexciting.
to excite too much.
Origin of overexcite
First recorded in 1815-25; over- + excite
Related forms
overexcitable, adjective
overexcitability, noun
overexcitably, adverb
overexcitement, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But then, my dear, you shouldnt allow your keenness for aviation to over-excite your curiosity.

  • My St. Bernard dog accompanied me, though I have always been diffident of taking him to toy-shops, which over-excite him.

    The Little White Bird J. M. Barrie
Word Origin and History for over-excite

1708 (implied in over-excited), from over- + excite. Related: Over-exciting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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