Definition of overexcite in English:

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Pronunciation: /əʊv(ə)rɪkˈsʌɪt/
Pronunciation: /əʊv(ə)rɛkˈsʌɪt/


[with object] (often as adjective overexcited)
Excite excessively: an overexcited schoolgirl at a party
More example sentences
  • It sits upon a volcano that only erupts occasionally when England lose a game of football and overexcited locals set it off.
  • It's good that he gets so excited about his company's projects, but constantly getting overexcited by them and consequently under-delivering has done them some real harm.
  • While Pixar's scripts don't seem as dumbed-down and sanitized as Disney's current fare, I just feel like people are overexcited about what is still the novelty of computer animation.



Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪkˈsʌɪtəb(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɛkˈsʌɪtəb(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • In one mode I'm extremely overexcitable - a conversational scattergun - taking random thoughts and flights of fancy with the people around me, getting passionate and involved in the issues at hand.
  • At age 2, none of the overexcitable infants wound up fearful if their parents backed off from hovering and allowed the children to find some comfortable level of accommodation to the world on their own.


Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɪkˈsʌɪtm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊv(ə)rɛkˈsʌɪtm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • A bobcat friend of mine practically had to be hospitalised with overexcitement after logging onto Napster for the first time.
  • We were on a fuzzy cloud of overexcitement and over-indulgence.
  • Willow felt like she was going to collapse from overexcitement.

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