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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ag·i·ta·tion /ˌæʤəˈteʃən/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ag·i·ta·tion n.
 1. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.
 2. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
 3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation. “Religious agitations.”
 4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest discussion; debate.
    A logical agitation of the matter.   --L'Estrange.
    The project now in agitation.   --Swift.
 Syn: -- Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See Emotion.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
      2: a state of agitation or turbulent change or development;
         "the political ferment produced a new leadership"; "social
         unrest" [syn: ferment, fermentation, unrest]
      3: the feeling of being agitated; not calm [ant: calmness]
      4: disturbance usually in protest [syn: excitement, turmoil,
          upheaval, hullabaloo]
      5: the act of agitating something; causing it to move around
         (usually vigorously)