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ag·i·ta·tion

agitation

 
 
pronunciation:
ae j teI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of stirring up something, forcing it to move around or back and forth.
The agitation of the laundry in the washing machine helps to remove the dirt.
similar words:
disturbance
definition 2: the condition of being disturbed, anxious, or upset.
Terry felt a lot of agitation when his best friend accused him of stealing his bike.He felt so much agitation that he couldn't sleep.
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
stir
derivation: agitational (adj.)
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