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[n] the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)
[n] disturbance usually in protest
[n] the feeling of being agitated; not calm
[n] a state of agitation or turbulent change or development; "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social unrest"
[n] a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance



Misc. Definitions

\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. --L'Estrange. The project now in agitation. --Swift. Syn: Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See {Emotion}.

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