Definition for AG-IT-A'TION


  1. The act of shaking; the state of being moved with violence, or with irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation. – Bacon.
  2. Disturbance of tranquillity in the mind; perturbation; excitement of passion.
  3. Discussion; examination of a subject in controversy. – L'Estrange.
  4. A state of being deliberated upon, with a view to contrivance, or plan to be adopted; as, a scheme is in agitation.

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