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hy·per·ac·tive

 (hī′pər-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Highly or excessively active: a hyperactive thyroid gland.
2. Characterized by or displaying excessive motor activity, restlessness, and often talkativeness: hyperactive behavior; hyperactive children.

hy′per·ac′tive·ly adv.
hy′per·ac·tiv′i·ty n.

hy•per•ac•tiv•i•ty

(ˌhaɪ pər ækˈtɪv ɪ ti)

n.
the condition of being hyperactive.
[1885–90]

hy·per·ac·tiv·i·ty

(hī′pər-ăk-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
1. A condition of greater than normal activity.
2. An abnormally high level of activity or excitement shown by a person, especially a child, that interferes with the ability to concentrate or interact with others.

hyperactivity

abnormal or excessive activity or constant excitability, especially in children. — hyperactive, adj.
See also: Children
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperactivity - a condition characterized by excessive restlessness and movement
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
ADD, ADHD, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, hyperkinetic syndrome, MBD, minimal brain damage, minimal brain dysfunction - a condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
Translations

hyperactivity

[ˌhaɪpərækˈtɪvɪtɪ] Nhiperactividad f

hyperactivity

[ˌhaɪpərækˈtɪvɪti] nhyperactivité f

hy·per·ac·tiv·i·ty

n., pl. actividad excesiva; desorden caracterizado por actividad excesiva que se manifiesta en niños y adolescentes acompañado de irritabilidad e incapacidad de mantener la atención.

hyperactivity

n hiperactividad f
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