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Definition of agitate:

  1. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
  2. To move or actuate.
  3. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
  4. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
  5. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.


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