agitative

adjective ag·i·ta·tive \ ˈa-jə-ˌtā-tiv \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of agitative

: causing agitation

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Origin and Etymology of agitative

borrowed from Late Latin agitātīvus "producing movement," from Latin agitātus, past participle of agitāre "to set in motion, drive before one, agitate" + -īvus -ive


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