agitator

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noun ag·i·ta·tor \ˈa-jə-ˌtā-tər\

Definition of agitator

  1. :  one that agitates: such asa :  one who stirs up public feeling on controversial issues political agitatorsb :  a device or an apparatus for stirring or shaking

Examples of agitator in a sentence

  1. The police arrested several antigovernment agitators.

  2. a political agitator who led an unsuccessful revolt against the government

1663

First Known Use of agitator

1663


AGITATOR Defined for English Language Learners

agitator

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noun ag·i·ta·tor \ˈa-jə-ˌtā-tər\

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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