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Definition of "agitation" []

  • The act of agitating or the state of being agitated. (noun)
  • Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation. (noun)
  • The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "agitation" in a sentence
  • ""The question is quite ripe _for fresh agitation_ and from experience I find that that agitation _must_ be started by a debate in Parliament."
  • "The majority of U.S. - China trade agitation is caused by imposes signifcant costs on this one relatively tiny huge part of the U.S. economy."
  • "I will not fail to tell you further of all that is in agitation, as soon as I have Leisure, but I am rather pressed for time."