Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To excite unduly or excessively.
- v. To excite to an excessive degree
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To excite too much.
“Could there not be a more restrained approach, so as not to overexcite other budding Moats out there or, indeed, our own slathering selves?”
“On the other hand, mercury, arachidonic acid (an inflammatory omega-6 fat from dietary sources like meat and dairy), cortisol (the stress hormone), and homocysteine (because of a lack of folate, B6, or B12) all overexcite the NMDA receptor, leading to cell death.”
“Their mother put her finger to her mouth, not wanting to overexcite Kelley before she left.”
“This loss of faith, however, should not overexcite whatever pockets of neocons there are left.”
“Otherwise he had a tendency to overexcite the dogs.”
“It was Miss Langley's responsibility to make sure Eleanor did not run, or climb stairs too quickly, or overexcite herself, or take a fright.”
“Much to every one's surprise, far from being displeased, Mrs. Payton seemed rather to enjoy her daughter's impulsive outburst, merely cautioning her not to overheat and overexcite herself too much, as the day gave promise of being a very hot one.”
“Did Dr. Hewitt's visit overexcite him, do you think?" he asked as they went.”
“To dwell upon the intended move might overexcite him.”
“We feel good, but we don't want to overexcite ourselves," Caputo said.”
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