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EtymologyEdit

From French agitation, from Latin agitātiō (movement, agitation).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ad͡ʒɪˈteɪʃ(ə)n/
  • (US) IPA(key): /æ.d͡ʒɪˈteɪ.ʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

agitation (countable and uncountable, plural agitations)

  1. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion.
    After a storm the sea is in agitation.
  2. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation.
    She causes great agitation within me.
  3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.
    the antislavery agitation
    labor agitation
    After this conflict pro-independence agitation temporarily died down.
  4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.

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NounEdit

agitation c (singular definite agitationen, plural indefinite agitationer)

  1. agitation

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin agitatio. Surface analysis: agiter +‎ -ation.

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NounEdit

agitation f (plural agitations)

  1. choppiness (of water), turbulence (in air), swaying (of branch etc.)
  2. restlessness
  3. bustle (of street, room etc.); activity
  4. (nervous) agitation
  5. (social) unrest

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