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.

Nearby words

  1. overelaborate,
  2. overemphasis,
  3. overemphasize,
  4. overenthusiastic,
  5. overestimate,
  6. overexcited,
  7. overexert,
  8. overexpansion,
  9. overexpose,
  10. overexposed

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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Word Origin and History for over-excitement

over-excitement

n.

1815, from over- + excitement.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper