Definition of overstimulation in English:

overstimulation

noun

  • See overstimulate

    • ‘Let me say that we are reaching a crises of sensory overstimulation in our culture seeing an increase, for example, in attention deficit disorder problems among children and adults.’
    • ‘Understimulation resulting from absence of cues about the time of day and the situation should be avoided, but overstimulation should also be avoided.’
    • ‘If the overstimulation is severe, blood clots, kidney damage and twisting of the ovaries may occur, and monitoring in hospital will be required.’
    • ‘This overstimulation of the peripheral nervous system also affects the glands, so that victims produce profuse amounts of sweat, saliva, tears and fluid in the lungs.’
    • ‘Limiting your intake of common food allergens, like citrus, corn, dairy, peanuts, soy, and wheat, will also minimize the overstimulation of your immune system.’

Pronunciation

overstimulation

/ˌəʊvəstɪmjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/