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agitated

adjective

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1 being in a state of increased activity or agitation
  • all ferry crossings were cancelled because of the agitated waters around the islands

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2 feeling overwhelming fear or worry
  • by the time they finally showed up, long after midnight, we'd become so agitated that we never did get to sleep that night

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agitated

verb
past tense of agitate

Synonyms & Antonyms of agitated (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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

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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

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The first known use of agitated was in 1684

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“Agitated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/agitated. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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