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overexcite

[oh-ver-ik-sahyt]
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verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·cit·ed, o·ver·ex·cit·ing.
  1. to excite too much.

Origin of overexcite

First recorded in 1815–25; over- + excite
Related formso·ver·ex·cit·a·ble, adjectiveo·ver·ex·cit·a·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·ex·cit·a·bly, adverbo·ver·ex·cite·ment, noun
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Examples from the Web for overexcited

Historical Examples

  • Shirley, overexcited as she still was, felt the sobs returning.

    The Valiants of Virginia

    Hallie Erminie Rives

  • He was overexcited; his nerves were raw—that, perhaps, was the solution.

  • When one is overexcited and worried, hysteria is not far absent.

  • Perhaps I am overexcited by the suspense and anxiety of my present position?

    Armadale

    Wilkie Collins

  • She spent an afternoon of hard work, and returned to tea at St. Dorothy's, feeling tired and overexcited.


British Dictionary definitions for overexcited

overexcited

adjective
  1. excessively excited
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