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hyperactive

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Pronunciation: /hʌɪpərˈaktɪv
 
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Definition of hyperactive in English:

adjective

1Abnormally or extremely active: a hyperactive pituitary gland
More example sentences
  • 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 behaviour.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivatives

hyperactively

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Webloggers are collectively, hyperactively and accidentally making sense of the Web.
  • Tomorrow's World was essential viewing for a sci-fi oriented, hyperactively curious kid/teenager such as the young Hg.
  • For fantastic stalker songs, though, One Way or Another hyperactively pogos all over it, then follows you home.

hyperactivity

2
Pronunciation: /-ˈtɪvɪti/
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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