1610s, "set in motion," past participle adjective from agitate (v.). Meaning "disturbed" is from 1650s; that of "disturbed in mind" is from 1756. Meaning "kept constantly in public view" is from 1640s.
1. She suddenly became very vehement and agitated, jumping around and shouting.
2. Calm down! Don't get so agitated.
3. Anti - thrall leaders agitated the question of thrall for many years.
4. His answers were all mixed up, so agitated was he.
5. She was agitated because her train was an hour late.