Definition of hyperactive in English:


Syllabification: hy·per·ac·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpərˈaktiv


  • 1Abnormally or extremely active: a hyperactive pituitary gland
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    • After about five days patients enter a second phase in which they are restless but not hyperactive or hostile and are now cooperative.
    • The hyperactive groups, however, did not differ from each other in the number of time estimation errors.
    • So where does this tale of abnormal, sane, hyperactive ambition begin?
  • 1.1(Of a child) showing constantly active and sometimes disruptive behavior.
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    • I have three hyperactive children and two of them have behavioural problems, so I really need a job I can do at home.
    • Blue softens the energy of hyperactive children's rooms.
    • Willoughby, an attention-seeking hyperactive child, was, by his mid to late teens, violently deranged.



Pronunciation: /-ˌakˈtivitē/
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  • The United States' destructive hyperactivity in Iraq cannot be disentangled from its neglect of global warming.
  • And they warned these colourings have been linked to allergies, asthma, migraines, hyperactivity in children and even cancer.
  • Each teacher was asked to respond to the 13 items relating to hyperactivity as exhibited in the classroom context.

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