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Definition of agitation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] worry and anxiety that you show by behaving in a nervous way Daria arrived in a state of great agitation.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] agitation (for/against something) public protest in order to achieve political change widespread agitation for social reform
  3. 3[uncountable] (technology) the act of stirring or shaking a liquid
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: agitation