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Other Commotion Definition

[n] the act of making a noisy disturbance
[n] confused movement; "he was caught up in a whirl of work"; "a commotion of people fought for the exits"
[n] a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Misc. Definitions

\Com*mo"tion\, n. [L. commotio: cf. F. commotion. See {Motion}.]
1. Disturbed or violent motion; agitation. [What] commotion in the winds ! --Shak.
2. A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot. When ye shall hear of wars and commotions. --Luke xxi.
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3. Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement. ``He could not debate anything without some commotion.'' --Clarendon. Syn: Excitement; agitation; perturbation; disturbance; tumult; disorder; violence.

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