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English definition of “agitation”

agitation

noun [U] uk   /ˌædʒ.ɪˈteɪ.ʃən/ us  

agitation noun [U] (WORRY)

worry and anxiety: He arrived home in a state of agitation.Anxiety and worry - general wordsFear and phobias

agitation noun [U] (PROTEST)

the situation in which people protest or argue, especially in public, in order to achieve a particular type of change: The anti-war agitation is beginning to worry the government.Activism and pressure groups
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