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agitate

verb

Definition of AGITATE

1
to cause (as a liquid) to move about in a circle especially repeatedly <this room could use a ceiling fan to agitate the stuffy air a bit>
Related Words beat, paddle, whip, whisk; reel, shake, wheel
3
to make a series of small irregular or violent movements <set the washing machine so it will agitate for four minutes before going into the rinse cycle>
Synonyms agitate, bucket, convulse, jerk, jiggle, joggle, jolt, jounce, judder [chiefly British], quake, quiver, shudder, vibrate, wobble (also wabble)
4
to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion <a question which has been agitated by the legislature time and time again>
Synonyms agitate, argue, bandy, bat (around or back and forth), canvass (also canvas), debate, dispute, hash (over or out), moot, talk over

March 29, 2015
discomfit Hear it
To thwart or disconcert
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