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agitate
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
to stir up or shake — emotionally (as when people are angered or upset) or physically (as when a washing machine cleans clothes)
  • The noise in this room was perfectly tumultuous, for there were more children there, than Scrooge in his agitated state of mind could count;
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (86% in)
agitated = emotionally upset
  • Scrooge could not feel it himself, but this was clearly the case; for though the Ghost sat perfectly motionless, its hair, and skirts, and tassels, were still agitated as by the hot vapour from an oven.
    1 — Marley's Ghost (75% in)
  • agitated = moving about
  • He corroborated everything, remembered everything, enjoyed everything, and underwent the strangest agitation.
    2 — The First of the Three Spirits (68% in)
agitation = emotional stirring

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
There are no more uses of "agitate" in A Christmas Carol.

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