agitation

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[Ag`i*ta┬Ětion]

Agitation is the act of stirring things up, like the agitation of a washing machine that moves the water, detergent, and clothes around and gets the dirt out or the agitation of political activists who want people to work together to do something.

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The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.

Noun
the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)

Noun
disturbance usually in protest

Noun
the feeling of being agitated; not calm

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a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"

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a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance

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The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.

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A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.

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Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.

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Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.


Agitation

Ag`i*ta"tion , n. [L. agitatio: cf. F. agitation.] 1. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation. 2. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation. 3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation. "Religious agitations." Prescott. 4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
A logical agitation of the matter.
The project now in agitation.
Syn. -- Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See Emotion.

The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.

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The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.

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