Pronunciation: (aj"i-tā'shun), [key]
1. the act or process of agitating; state of being agitated: She left in great agitation.
2. persistent urging of a political or social cause or theory before the public.
3. Also called psychomotor agitation. psychological and physical restlessness, manifested by pacing, hand-wringing, or other activity, sometimes occurring as a symptom of severe depression, schizophrenia, or other mental disorder.
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