Definition of overstimulate in English:

overstimulate

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Stimulate physiologically or mentally to an excessive degree.

    ‘hot water overstimulates the sebaceous glands’
    • ‘With inflation exceptionally low and recovery still not assured, the risk of overstimulating the economy is minimal.’
    • ‘You're overstimulated and working up some emotional agitation, just when you could be starting something excellent.’
    • ‘Fluorescent lights and bright colors overstimulate their brains.’
    • ‘It can also produce a rare condition called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, in which the ovary is overstimulated and produces an excess of the hormone oestrogen.’
    • ‘Of course you run the risk of overstimulating your children by telling bedtime stories.’
    • ‘For mothers who tend to overstimulate their infants, slowing techniques are taught - one method is to ask the mother to imitate everything the infant does.’
    • ‘Although designed to lethally overstimulate a bug's nerves, these chemicals can attack the human nervous system as well.’
    • ‘Not only are we externally overstimulated, but our organs are overstimulated by eating too much.’
    • ‘Dog's can't calmly explain that they're in a bad mood or don't feel well or are overstimulated and need some peace.’
    • ‘Sometimes he prefers being in a carrier rather than just held in my arms, especially when he is overstimulated and tired.’
    • ‘Madison is much like me in that she is easily overstimulated.’
    • ‘During puberty, levels of progesterone and, possibly, estrogen overstimulate blood circulation to the gums, making them sore and swollen.’
    • ‘The most adventurous imaginations were overstimulated by what they saw.’
    • ‘If you overstimulate your senses, your brain thinks it is helping you out by resetting normal at that higher level.’
    • ‘Do not overstimulate your baby with too much activity at bedtime because he will not want to stop the fun and go to sleep.’
    • ‘Many people only use heat, but over a long time it can overstimulate muscles.’
    • ‘That misleading signal might cue the body to slow metabolism, increase fat deposition, and overstimulate appetite.’
    • ‘Well, I think, Larry, you know, at this point in the economic cycle, you can't overstimulate the economy.’
    • ‘Today, however, our imaginations are stimulated, possibly overstimulated, by dystopic images and scenarios.’
    • ‘In this era of communication, when information input channels are notoriously overloaded and people are overstimulated, the possibility of a new communication channel has created a sensation.’

Pronunciation:

overstimulate

/əʊvəˈstɪmjʊleɪt/