Definition of agitator
: one that agitates: such asa : one who stirs up public feeling on controversial issues <political agitators>b : a device or an apparatus for stirring or shaking
Examples of agitator in a sentence
The police arrested several antigovernment agitators.
<a political agitator who led an unsuccessful revolt against the government>
First Known Use of agitator
AGITATOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agitator for English Language Learners
: a person who tries to get people angry or upset so that they will support an effort to change a government, company, etc.
: a device for stirring or shaking something in a machine (such as a washing machine)
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