overexcite

[ oh-ver-ik-sahyt ]
/ ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈsaɪt /
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verb (used with object), o·ver·ex·cit·ed, o·ver·ex·cit·ing.

to excite too much.

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Origin of overexcite

First recorded in 1815–25; over- + excite

OTHER WORDS FROM overexcite

o·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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Example sentences from the Web for overexcite

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

  • But then, my dear, you shouldnt allow your keenness for aviation to over-excite your curiosity.