Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to overactive: Overactive bladder
Active to an excessive or abnormal degree: an overactive pituitary gland; an overactive imagination.
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.
1. inordinately active
2. (Medicine) (of the thyroid or adrenal gland, nervous system, etc) functioning at too high a capacity
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
o•ver•ac•tive(ˌoʊ vərˈæk tɪv)
exceptionally or excessively active; too active.
o`ver•ac•tiv′i•ty, o′ver•ac′tive•ness, n.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Adj.||1.||overactive - more active than normal; "a hyperactive child"|
active - characterized by energetic activity; "an active toddler"; "active as a gazelle"; "an active man is a man of action"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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
overactive[ˌəʊvərˈæktɪv] adj → troppo attivo/a; (imagination) → sbrigliato/a
she's got an overactive thyroid → soffre di ipertiroidismo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
overactiveadj hiperactivo, demasiado activo
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.