Definition of Overactive

1. Adjective. More active than normal. "A hyperactive child"

Exact synonyms: Hyperactive
Similar to: Active
Derivative terms: Hyperactivity, Overactivity



Definition of Overactive

1. Adjective. Excessively active. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overactive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overactive

overachieved
overachievement
overachievements
overachiever
overachievers
overachieves
overachieving
overact
overacted
overacting
overaction
overactions
overactivated
overactivation
overactivations
overactive (current term)
overactivities
overactivity
overactor
overactors
overacts
overacute
overadjusted
overadjustment
overadjustments
overadored
overadvertise
overadvertised
overadvertises
overadvertising

Literary usage of Overactive

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1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"He was of the overactive type, also, and was mischievous and boisterous. ... He, again, was one of the overactive type, the symptoms being attributable to a ..."

2. Naval Officers: Their Heredity and Development by Charles Benedict Davenport (1919)
"We may reckon the temperaments as overactive, hyperkinetic; underactive, ... The choleric person is overactive, starts on new lines of work before ..."

3. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"He was of the overactive type, also, and was mischievous and boisterous. ... He, again, was one of the overactive type, the symptoms being attributable to a ..."

4. Naval Officers: Their Heredity and Development by Charles Benedict Davenport (1919)
"We may reckon the temperaments as overactive, hyperkinetic; underactive, ... The choleric person is overactive, starts on new lines of work before ..."

5. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"These operations have been conducted for the purpose of weakening the power of the spastic muscle and thereby lessening the disparity between the overactive ..."

6. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"Frederick Müller in 1893 recognized that there was increased protein destruction in overactive thyroid glands and consequently an increased metabolic rate. ..."

7. A Treatise on Orthopaedic Surgery by Royal Whitman (1919)
"These operations have been conducted for the purpose of weakening the power of the spastic muscle and thereby lessening the disparity between the overactive ..."

8. Therapeutic Gazette (1921)
"Frederick Müller in 1893 recognized that there was increased protein destruction in overactive thyroid glands and consequently an increased metabolic rate. ..."

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