|Origin:||, past participle of agitare, from agere; AGENT|
to argue strongly in public for something you want, especially a political or social change
unions agitating for higher pay
agitate to do something
His family are agitating to get him freed.
2 [transitive] formal
to make someone feel anxious, upset, and nervous:
I must warn you that any mention of Clare agitates your grandmother.
3 [transitive] technical
to shake or mix a liquid quickly