agitate

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
agitate

Third-person singular
agitates

Past tense
agitated

Past participle
agitated

Present participle
agitating

  1. (transitive) If you agitate someone, you make them feel troubled or nervous.
  2. If something is agitated, it moves with a violent, irregular action.
    The wind agitates the sea
    To agitate water in a vessel
  3. (transitive) If someone is agitated, they are disturbed or excited over something.
    He was greatly agitated by the news.