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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Agitat, v. Also: agetat. [L. agitāt- (see Agitat,p.p.); e.m.E. agitate (1599) is current in various senses from 1620.] tr. To perturb or disturb; to agitate. — 1587 James VI in Ellis Orig. Lett. Ser. 1. III. 18.
If ye coulde have knouin quhat divers thochtis have agitat my mynde
1631 Annandale Corr. 285.
Tho he be agetattid and tossed with many dywers … motiowns

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