(?), n. [L. commotio: cf. F. commotion. See Motion.] 1. Disturbed or violent motion; agitation.
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[What] commotion in the winds !
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2. A popular tumult; public disturbance; riot.
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When ye shall hear of wars and commotions.
Luke xxi. 9.
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3. Agitation, perturbation, or disorder, of mind; heat; excitement. "He could not debate anything without some commotion." Clarendon.

Syn. -- Excitement; agitation; perturbation; disturbance; tumult; disorder; violence.
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