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agitator

noun [C] uk   /ˈædʒ.ɪ.teɪ.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
disapproving someone who tries to make people take part in protests and political activities, especially ones that cause trouble: It is thought that the strike was the work of undercover political agitators.
Translations of “agitator”
in Chinese (Traditional) (抗議或政治波動中的)煽動者,策動者…
in Chinese (Simplified) (抗议或政治波动中的)煽动者,策动者…
(Definition of agitator from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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