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agitator

ag·i·ta·tor

agitator

 
pronunciation:
ae j teI tr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who incites unrest or controversy, esp. one who does so for pay or to further a political cause.
a labor agitator
synonyms:
agent provocateur, firebrand, fomenter, incendiary, inciter, instigator, rabble-rouser
similar words:
agitpropist, demagogue, laborite, mischief-maker, provoker, radical, stormy petrel, troublemaker
definition 2: a machine, or part of a machine, that automatically shakes or stirs things together, as in a can of paint or a washing machine.
synonyms:
churner, mixer
similar words:
shaker, vibrator