Definitions

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  • n. Excessive activity

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Excessive activity.

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

  • n. excessive activity

Etymologies

over- +‎ activity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Speaking of trolls, it's actually gotten a bit depressing to see the wild overactivity from the AMPTP's crew of astroturfers as they try to sway opinion against the Writer's Guild of America over the strike.

    It's life, but not as we know it, not as we know it, not as we know it, Captain

  • By the operation of that immense overgrowth or overactivity which is kept up in the other powers.

    Sermons for the New Life.

  • The term "autointoxication" should properly be restricted to conditions where poison arises from changes in the tissues or in the activities of cells or organs, whereby substances are released into the circulation in quantities harmful to the organism; in other words, where the secretions of the body are altered, either in character or quantity, to such a degree as to cause injurious effects, such as overactivity or underactivity of the thyroid gland, or suprarenal gland.

    How to Live Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

  • Children with ADHD or ADHD combined type have problems both with attention and focus, and with overactivity.

    Earl Martin Phalen: Treating Our Children: An ADHD and Medication Q&A with Dr. Robert Needlman

  • A video of the same mouse, after a flash of blue light has boosted his brain's "excitation" cells a type of overactivity found in autism, is remarkably different.

    Lighting Up Our Mental Ills

  • The most common cause of such excessive sweating is overactivity of the nerves in the autonomic nervous system which control a host of glandular secretions – technically, the cholinergic nerves.

    Doctor, doctor: Is 16 pints of milk a week too much?

  • Nancy was motivated to change this pattern of overactivity when she recognized the energetic effects of compromising herself.

    Wild Feminine

  • The former is caused by sporadic overactivity of the melanocytes, the skin cells that produce the brown pigment melanin, which gives all of us — from the skin and hair to the iris of our eyes - colour.

    Cigarette Molehill

  • But it does drive the commentariat into a frenzy of overactivity -- maximum noise with minimum data -- and leaves the public all the more bewildered.

    The U.S.' Iran Problem

  • They can improve blood cholesterol, lower blood pressure, ease inflammation the overactivity of the immune system linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and skin aging and other chronic conditions.

    THE HIGH SCHOOL REUNION DIET

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