Definition of agitator
- political agitators
The police arrested several antigovernment agitators.
a political agitator who led an unsuccessful revolt against the government
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: 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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