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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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From Latin agitatus, past participle of agitare (to put in motion) < agere (to move). Compare with French agiter. See act, agent.

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(RP) IPA: /ˈæ.dʒɪ.teɪt/ SAMPA: /"a.dZI.teIt/ (WEAE) IPA: /ˈæ.ʤɪ.tet/

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Infinitive
to Agitate

Third person singular
Agitates

Simple past
agitated

Past participle
agitated

Present participle
agitating

to Agitate (third-person singular simple present Agitates, present participle agitating, simple past and past participle agitated)
  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. (rare) To move or actuate. --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.

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agitate f.

  1. Feminine form of agitato.

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et:agitate fr:agitate gl:agitate io:agitate it:agitate kn:agitate hu:agitate ml:agitate pt:agitate fi:agitate ta:agitate te:agitate tr:agitate vi:agitate zh:agitate

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