Agitation

Definition of Agitation

Ag`i`ta´tion
n.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.
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.

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