Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Active to an excessive or abnormal degree: an overactive child.

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  • adj. Excessively active.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Too active; unnecessarily active.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. more active than normal

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Examples

  • Apparently, and I don't have this on good authority unless you call my overactive imagination "good authority", the site was being sued by the families of both Mighty Joe Young and Mighty Mouse over copyright infringement.

    unclebob Diary Entry

  • A doctor once told me it's called an "overactive checker" or as I like to think of it, my OC.

    Laurie David: Antibiotics and Food Production: Are we Feeding a Health Crisis and Squandering the Cure?

  • She just has what doctors would call overactive tear ducts.

    Unearthly Asylum

  • In their ads, Pfizer barely mentions the term overactive bladder.

    Take Your Bladder Back from Pfizer

  • Conventional medicine is still searching for a cause, sometimes referring to the overactive thyroid gland as a tumor.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • If you experience urge incontinence, also known as overactive bladder, your doctor may prescribe anticholinergic or antispasmodic medications to calm the muscles in your bladder.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Asthma is a disease characterized by an overactive immune system.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A federal prosecutor says the drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay the government $14.5 million to settle charges it illegally marketed its drug for a condition called an overactive bladder.

    The Seattle Times

  • BOSTON AP -- A federal prosecutor says the drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay the government $14.5 million to settle charges it illegally marketed its drug for a condition called an overactive bladder.

  • ENABLEX is a prescription medicine used in adults to treat the following symptoms due to a condition called overactive bladder:

    WebMD Health

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