Part of speech:
Given to sudden outbursts of energy or feeling; excitable.
(Pathology) Of or relating to spastic paralysis.
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
The manner in which clothing fits:
Of or pertaining to clonus
Having, producing, or marked by convulsions
Agitation is defined as the state of feeling irritated or restless.
A violent, excruciating seizure of pain
The highest point of sexual excitement, characterized by strong feelings of pleasure and marked normally by ejaculation of semen by the male and by involuntary vaginal contractions in the female.
(Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
(Pathology) Complete or partial muscle paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by a loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking.
A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
(Chiefly Austral.) A period of rest or relief from activity
An abnormal condition characterized by tetanic spasms of voluntary muscles, esp. in the extremities
A habitual spasmodic muscular movement or contraction, usually of the face or extremities.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A sudden involuntary or spasmodic muscular movement:
A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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