[oh-ver-ak-tiv] /ˌoʊ vərˈæk tɪv/
exceptionally or excessively ; too .
(of the thyroid or adrenal gland, nervous system, etc) functioning at too high a capacity
[ak-tuh-veyt] /ˈæk təˌveɪt/ verb (used with object), activated, activating. 1. to make active; cause to function or act. 2. Physics. 3. to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic matter by microorganisms. 4. Chemistry. 5. to place (a military unit or station) on an active status in an assigned capacity. /ˈæktɪˌveɪt/ verb […]
[uh-kyoot] /əˈkyut/ adjective 1. sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 2. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 3. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to ). 4. sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception: an acute observer. 5. extremely sensitive even to slight details […]
[oh-ver-eyj] /ˈoʊ vərˈeɪdʒ/ adjective 1. beyond the acceptable or desired : overage for the draft. 2. older than usual or expected for the activity, position, etc.: an overage baseball player who still outperforms many rookies. 3. too old to be serviceable; antiquated: She drives an overage car. [oh-ver-ij] /ˈoʊ vər ɪdʒ/ noun, Commerce. 1. an […]
[ad-ver-tahyz, ad-ver-tahyz] /ˈæd vərˌtaɪz, ˌæd vərˈtaɪz/ verb (used with object), advertised, advertising. 1. to announce or praise (a product, service, etc.) in some public medium of communication in order to induce people to buy or use it: to advertise a new brand of toothpaste. 2. to give information to the public about; announce publicly in […]