verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·cit·ed, o·ver·ex·cit·ing.
- to excite too much.
Origin of overexcite
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
First recorded in 1815–25; over-
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper