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agitation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  The  project  now  in  agitation.  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  Emotion;  commotion;  excitement;  trepidation;  tremor; 
  perturbation.  See  {Emotion}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agitation 
  n  1:  a  mental  state  of  extreme  emotional  disturbance 
  2:  a  state  of  agitation  or  turbulent  change  or  development: 
  "the  political  ferment  produced  a  new  leadership";  "social 
  unrest"  [syn:  {ferment},  {fermentation},  {unrest}] 
  3:  the  feeling  of  being  agitated;  not  calm  [ant:  {calmness}] 
  4:  disturbance  usually  in  protest  [syn:  {excitement},  {turmoil}, 
  {upheaval},  {hullabaloo}] 
  5:  the  act  of  agitating  something  causing  it  to  move  around 
  (usually  vigorously) 




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