- agit. ante us.,
- agit. bene,
- agitated depression,
verb (used with object), ag·i·tat·ed, ag·i·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), ag·i·tat·ed, ag·i·tat·ing.
Origin of agitate
Examples from the Web for agitated
The meeting wound down shortly afterward but not before an agitated President Reagan warned once more against leaks.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At first, the doctors write, the villagers were “fearful and agitated,” lacking the basic necessities needed to survive.
My 10-year-old son Buster headed straight for the agitated water.
His assistant manager, DOUG STAMPER, is agitated, pacing back and forth, while UNDERWOOD calmly eats a breadstick.Frank Underwood Will Not Tolerate Insubordination in This Olive Garden|Kelly Williams Brown|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As I left with an agitated employer, Kemp encouraged me to reach out to him if I wanted to get to know him better.
His voice was shrill and high; he agitated his hands in their fine, tied sleeves. 'The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
Sabine had seemed so agitated all day, that her mother asked her if she was suffering any pain.Caught In The Net|Emile Gaboriau
When she opened the door of the house again she saw an agitated figure kneeling beside the bed.A Pagan of the Hills|Charles Neville Buck
I have seen the flames increase when agitated by waving the torch; and when no one shook it, I have seen them die away.
When he rejoined Lady Mary and her brother they were talking together in agitated whispers.Peter Ruff and the Double Four|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Word Origin for agitate
1610s, "set in motion," past participle adjective from agitate (v.). Meaning "disturbed" is from 1650s; that of "disturbed in mind" is from 1756. Meaning "kept constantly in public view" is from 1640s.
1580s, "to disturb," from Latin agitatus, past participle of agitare "to put in constant motion, drive onward, impel," frequentative of agere "to move, drive" (see agitation). Literal sense of "move to and fro, shake" is from 1590s. Related: Agitated; agitating.