Definition of overstimulate in English:


Syllabification: o·ver·stim·u·late
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈstimyəlāt


[with object]
Stimulate physiologically or mentally to an excessive degree: caffeine produced by coffee trees overstimulates insects that munch their leaves
More example sentences
  • It can also produce a rare condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which the ovary is overstimulated and produces an excess of the hormone oestrogen.
  • Do not overstimulate your baby with too much activity at bedtime because he will not want to stop the fun and go to sleep.
  • Madison is much like me in that she is easily overstimulated.



Pronunciation: /ˈōvərˌstimyəˈlāSHən/
More example sentences
  • Limiting your intake of common food allergens, like citrus, corn, dairy, peanuts, soy, and wheat, will also minimize the overstimulation of your immune system.
  • Understimulation resulting from absence of cues about the time of day and the situation should be avoided, but overstimulation should also be avoided.
  • If the overstimulation is severe, blood clots, kidney damage and twisting of the ovaries may occur, and monitoring in hospital will be required.

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