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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Agitator  \Ag"i*ta`tor\,  n.  [L.] 
  1.  One  who  agitates;  one  who  stirs  up  or  excites  others  as 
  political  reformers  and  agitators. 
 
  2.  (Eng.  Hist.)  One  of  a  body  of  men  appointed  by  the  army, 
  in  Cromwell's  time,  to  look  after  their  interests;  -- 
  called  also  {adjutators}.  --Clarendon. 
 
  3.  An  implement  for  shaking  or  mixing. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  agitator 
  n  :  one  who  agitates;  a  political  troublemaker  [syn:  {fomenter}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  AGITATOR,  n.  A  statesman  who  shakes  the  fruit  trees  of  his  neighbors 
  --  to  dislodge  the  worms. 
 
 




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