What are some words that start with the prefix hyper?
See explanation for some examples...
The prefix hyper- comes to us from the Greek. It essentially means "over". It is often associated with technical terms - also from Greek - such as hyperglycemic, meaning too much blood sugar.
Other English words using this prefix include the following:
- hyperbole: exaggeration, over-statement.
- hyperactive: excessively active.
- hypersonic: much faster than the speed of sound.