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hyper-(word root) excessive, above, over
Examples of words with the root hyper-: hyperactive
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1. Having a very excitable or nervous temperament; high-strung.
2. Emotionally stimulated or overexcited.
[Short for hyperactive.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
informal overactive; overexcited
[C20: probably independent use of hyper-]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. very excitable or nervous; overexcited; keyed up.
3. obsessively concerned; fanatical; rabid.
[1970–75; probably independent use of hyper-]
a prefix meaning “excessive,” “undue” ( hypercritical; hypersensitive); “unusual, abnormal” ( hyperactive; hyperinflation), used esp. in terms denoting conditions of the body in which substances or functions are at above-normal levels ( hyperglycemia; hypertension),sometimes as a counterpart to a word formed with hypo-; “greatly exceeding norms” ( hypersonic); “forming an analogue (to the thing named) in space of more than four dimensions” ( hyperspace); “connecting in a nonsequential manner” ( hypertext).Compare super-.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
hyper[ˈhaɪpər] adj (= overexcited) → surexcité(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
hyper(fam) hiperactivo, acelerado (fam)
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.