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One meaning of the word agitate is to shake. Nevertheless, milkagitate isn’t a synonym for milkshake. Milkagitate isn’t a word at all. I bet some marketer kiboshed the term. I doubt milkagitates would sell as well as milkshakes. It doesn’t have the same ring to it and probably still wouldn’t even if we got used to hear it. So some weasel of a marketer killed the word off before it got into circulation.

At least, that’s the story I’m going to choose to believe.

That may or may not be so, but the maker of a milkshake does have to agitate the milk and other ingredients to create a milkshake.

To agitate also means to arouse the feelings of, usually in a negative way, or disturb someone. Spoiled children who want something badly are often prolific, although not always proficient, when it comes to agitating.

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