Pronunciation: (aj"i-tā'shun),[key] —n. 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.