Agitation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌædʒɪˈteɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word agitation
Brit.  |adʒɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word agitation


- a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
- a state of agitation or turbulent change or development (syn: ferment, fermentation, tempestuousness, unrest)
- the feeling of being agitated; not calm
- disturbance usually in protest (syn: excitement, hullabaloo, turmoil, upheaval)
- the act of agitating something; causing it to move around (usually vigorously)


If I talk about the problem with him it just agitates him even more.

Some members of the union have been agitating for a strike.

A few local residents have been agitating against a military presence.

The mixture is heated and then agitated.

She was in a state of considerable agitation.

I detected agitation in his voice.

He wanted a little ease after the agitation and exertions of the day.

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