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What is another word for agitating?

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Adjective
Characterized by, or tending to cause, agitation or anxiety
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“I have noticed that when my dog has undergone some agitating experience, such as a visit to the vet, her forehead gets quite hot.”
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Causing distress, dread or alarm
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Tending to stir up conflict
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Causing great humiliation or mortification
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Characterized by a tendency to flutter
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Jerking or jolting, or causing someone or something to physically jerk or jolt
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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To be triggering a passionate feeling or reaction
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Present participle for to shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
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“But, then, the washing machine began to agitate more and more slowly, until, one day, it no longer agitated at all.”
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Present participle for to mix up or agitate the contents of
“Add the yeast and quickly agitate the mixture.”
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Present participle for to excite someone, typically to upset or disturb them
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“Undoubtedly, my observations will once again agitate a few people who will tell me that I should get behind U.S. automakers instead of criticizing them.”
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Present participle for to cause disarray or disorganization in the order of
“I'd like to preserve Mospheiran authority on this station, and not agitate the situation beyond easy remedy.”
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Present participle for to campaign to arouse public concern and action about an issue
“The women had begun to agitate for better conditions.”
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Present participle for to discuss an issue with a view to finding a resolution
“This blocked Cramer's capacity to agitate the issue of the electoral bill aggressively and eroded his moral authority.”
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Present participle for to move or jolt around unsteadily or abruptly
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Present participle for to become disobedient against authority
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Present participle for to influence, usually emotionally
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Present participle for to make a demand by crying out noisily
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Present participle for to express different opinions about something, often angrily
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Present participle for to cause to move with a jerk
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Present participle for to convert or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion to another
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(of liquid) Present participle for to be agitated or turbulent, especially due to boiling
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Present participle for to have a strong emotional effect on, especially joy
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