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English definition of “agitate”

agitate

verb [T] (WORRY)    /ˈædʒ.ɪ.teɪt/
to make someone feel worried or angry: I didn't want to agitate her by telling her.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset agitated     /ˈædʒ.ɪ.teɪ.tɪd/ US  /-t̬ɪd/ adjective She became very agitated (= anxious) when her son failed to return home.Anxious and worried
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