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[oh-ver-ik-sahyt] /ˌoʊ vər ɪkˈsaɪt/
verb (used with object), overexcited, overexciting.
to excite too much.
Origin of overexcite
1815-25; over- + excite
Related forms
overexcitable, adjective
overexcitability, noun
overexcitably, adverb
overexcitement, noun Unabridged
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  • Her smile was for the latter, and to any one not overexcited by her story that smile would have told volumes.

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

  • Doctor Powers told me he must not be overexcited or—or dreadful things might happen.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Thus we see in the man who has been overexcited by these stimulants, a trembling hand, an infirm step, and impaired mental vigor.

    Select Temperance Tracts American Tract Society
  • I always suspect 'that the marvellous vigor' of old age gets its prime stimulus from an overexcited brain.

    Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II. Charles James Lever
  • He had nearly drowned the children and overexcited himself, in spite of his promise to the doctor!

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

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • And Gyp played, whether from overexcited nerves or from not having had any lunch, better than she had ever played.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Her overexcited mind, her impaired health, were readily receptive of such poison as distilled from the lips of Mrs. Strangeways.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Barbara was suffering from more than overexcited nerves, but he could not yet diagnose her complaint.

    Lady Lilith Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for overexcited


excessively excited
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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