a certain rate. Mozley & W. (c) The price paid for such feeding. (d) A charge or rate against lands; as,
an agistment of sea banks, i. e., charge for banks or dikes.
(Ag"i*ta*ble) a. [L. agitabilis: cf. F. agitable.] Capable of being agitated, or easily moved. [R.]
(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 sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
"Winds . . . agitate the air." Cowper.
2. To move or actuate. [R.] Thomson.
3. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
The mind of man is agitated by various passions.
4. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated. Boyle.
5. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate
Syn. To move; shake; excite; rouse; disturb; distract; revolve; discuss; debate; canvass.
(Ag"i*ta`ted*ly), adv. In an agitated manner.
(Ag`i*ta"tion) n. [L. agitatio: cf. F. agitation.]
1. The act of agitating, or the state of being agitated; the state of being moved with violence, or with
irregular action; commotion; as, the sea after a storm is in agitation.
2. A stirring up or arousing; disturbance of tranquillity; disturbance of mind which shows itself by physical
excitement; perturbation; as, to cause any one agitation.
3. Excitement of public feeling by discussion, appeals, etc.; as, the antislavery agitation; labor agitation.
"Religious agitations." Prescott.
4. Examination or consideration of a subject in controversy, or of a plan proposed for adoption; earnest
A logical agitation of the matter.
The project now in agitation.
Syn. Emotion; commotion; excitement; trepidation; tremor; perturbation. See Emotion.
(Ag"i*ta*tive) a. Tending to agitate.
(||A`gi*ta"to) a. [It., agitated.] (Mus.) Sung or played in a restless, hurried, and spasmodic
(Ag"i*ta`tor) n. [L.]
1. One who agitates; one who stirs up or excites others; as, political reformers and agitators.
2. (Eng. Hist.) One of a body of men appointed by the army, in Cromwell's time, to look after their
interests; - - called also adjutators. Clarendon.