Agitated
Agitate Ag"i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act}, {Agent}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

2. To move or actuate. [R.] --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated. [1913 Webster]

The mind of man is agitated by various passions. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

4. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract; revolve; discuss; debate; canvass. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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