verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·cit·ed, o·ver·ex·cit·ing.

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 over-excite

Historical Examples of over-excite

  • 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.

Word Origin and History for over-excite

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

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