agitates

agitates
ag·i·tate || 'ædʒɪteɪt v. stir up, disturb; perturb, excite; cause turmoil and unrest; cause to move in an irregular manner, shake

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  • adjutators — Agitator Ag i*ta tor, n. [L.] 1. One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others; as, political reformers and agitators. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Hist.) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell s time, to look after their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agitate — Ag i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act}, {Agent}.] 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agitated — Agitate Ag i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act}, {Agent}.] 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agitating — Agitate Ag i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Agitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Agitating}.] [L. agitatus, p. p. of agitare to put in motion, fr. agere to move: cf. F. agiter. See {Act}, {Agent}.] 1. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Agitator — Ag i*ta tor, n. [L.] 1. One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others; as, political reformers and agitators. [1913 Webster] 2. (Eng. Hist.) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell s time, to look after their interests;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alarm — A*larm ([.a]*l[aum]rm ), n. [F. alarme, It. all arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See {Arms}, and cf. {Alarum}.] 1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. [1913 Webster] Arming to answer in a night alarm. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alarm bell — Alarm A*larm ([.a]*l[aum]rm ), n. [F. alarme, It. all arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See {Arms}, and cf. {Alarum}.] 1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. [1913 Webster] Arming to answer in a night alarm. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alarm clock — Alarm A*larm ([.a]*l[aum]rm ), n. [F. alarme, It. all arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See {Arms}, and cf. {Alarum}.] 1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. [1913 Webster] Arming to answer in a night alarm. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alarm gauge — Alarm A*larm ([.a]*l[aum]rm ), n. [F. alarme, It. all arme to arms ! fr. L. arma, pl., arms. See {Arms}, and cf. {Alarum}.] 1. A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy. [1913 Webster] Arming to answer in a night alarm. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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