What are some words that start with the prefix hyper?

1 Answer
Jul 16, 2016

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.