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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agitate  \Ag"i*tate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Agitated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Agitating}.]  [L.  agitatus  p.  p.  of  agitare  to  put  in 
  motion,  fr  agere  to  move:  cf  F.  agiter  See  {Act}, 
  {Agent}.] 
  1.  To  move  with  a  violent,  irregular  action  as  the  wind 
  agitates  the  sea;  to  agitate  water  in  a  vessel.  ``Winds  . 
  .  .  agitate  the  air.''  --Cowper. 
 
  2.  To  move  or  actuate.  [R.]  --Thomson. 
 
  3.  To  stir  up  to  disturb  or  excite;  to  perturb;  as  he  was 
  greatly  agitated. 
 
  The  mind  of  man  is  agitated  by  various  passions. 
  --Johnson. 
 
  4.  To  discuss  with  great  earnestness;  to  debate;  as  a 
  controversy  hotly  agitated.  --Boyle. 
 
  5.  To  revolve  in  the  mind,  or  view  in  all  its  aspects;  to 
  contrive  busily;  to  devise;  to  plot;  as  politicians 
  agitate  desperate  designs. 
 
  Syn:  To  move  shake;  excite;  rouse;  disturb;  distract; 
  revolve;  discuss;  debate;  canvass. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agitating 
  adj  :  causing  or  tending  to  cause  anger  or  resentment;  "a 
  provoking  delay  at  the  airport"  [syn:  {agitative},  {provoking}] 




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