agitation-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: state of nervous excitement

Commentary: AGITATION[+state][+emotional][+excitement][+nervous]

Mary's agitation increased as the child behind her kept kicking her seat.
I detected agitation in his voice at the meeting.
Sally soothed the cat's agitations by stroking its fur.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a social state of unrest, political turmoil

Commentary: AGITATION[+state][+social][+unrest]

There has been widespread agitation in the street over his arrest.
What was all that agitation about last night in the front lobby?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4

Sense Number 3: activity of churning, stirring brskly

Commentary: AGITATION[+activity][+churn][+briskly][+liquid]
NOTE: nominalization - the wind's agitation of the water -> the wind agitated the water

The agitation of the clothes in the washing machine helps clean them.
How many agitations per minute does this machine perform?
The agitation of the egg whites incorporates air into them, making them fluffy.
The agitation of the surface of the sea was caused by strong winds.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 4: cause turmoil, excitement

Commentary: AGITATION[+activity][+cause][+turmoil]
NOTE: nominalization - the agitation by the scabs -> the scabs agitated X

The agitation of the strikers by the scabs was unfortunate.
The agitation of his remarks surprised John. (surprised people were agitated by them)

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)