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†(a) A female agent. Obsolete. (b) A female agitator.
Mid 17th century. From classical Latin agitātrīx (with reference to the soul) agitator (2nd cent. A.D. in Apuleius), in post-classical Latin also female person (or goddess) who agitates, feminine form corresponding to agitātor; from agitāt-, past participial stem of agitāre + -trīx.
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