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agitate

Pronunciation: /ˈædʒəteɪt; ˈædʒɪteɪt/

Translation of agitate in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (disturb, move) [surface/liquid/solution] agitar
    Example sentences
    • In some management systems, agitating the liquid in pits has greatly reduced fly breeding.
    • A pump inside the tank agitates the water, to ensure that the ice doesn't get too cold, and that the crystals produced remain on the small side.
    • She agitates the water and then places the cup on the middle of the plastic platform.
    1.2 (upset, alarm) inquietar
    Example sentences
    • This person is agitated, anxious restless, tremulous and looses appetite and cannot sleep.
    • He was extremely agitated and wouldn't let anyone near him before his father turned up.
    • I had to make a decision; there were too many questions that kept agitating me.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to agitate for/against sth hacer* campaña a favor de/en contra de algo they were agitating for higher wages luchaban por obtener mejoras salariales he was arrested for agitating against the government lo detuvieron por incitar a la subversión

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