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  • v. To excite to an excessive degree

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To excite too much.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To excite unduly or excessively.


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  • Could there not be a more restrained approach, so as not to overexcite other budding Moats out there or, indeed, our own slathering selves?

    Now Raoul Moat is dead, perhaps we should all feel a little sick

  • 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.

    The UltraMind Solution

  • Their mother put her finger to her mouth, not wanting to overexcite Kelley before she left.

    Beacon Street Girls: Lake Rescue

  • This loss of faith, however, should not overexcite whatever pockets of neocons there are left.

    Brian McNally's Letter from Saigon

  • Otherwise he had a tendency to overexcite the dogs.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • 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.

    The Quilter's Legacy

  • 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.

    Lucile Triumphant

  • "Did Dr. Hewitt's visit overexcite him, do you think?" he asked as they went.

    The Rose-Garden Husband

  • To dwell upon the intended move might overexcite him.

    Kennedy Square

  • "We feel good, but we don't want to overexcite ourselves," Caputo said.

    Press of Atlantic City: Editorials


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