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 for Stirring
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stir \Stir\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stirred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Stirring.] [OE. stiren, steren, sturen, AS. styrian;
     probably akin to D. storen to disturb, G. st["o]ren, OHG.
     st[=o]ren to scatter, destroy. [root]166.]
     1. To change the place of in any manner; to move.
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              My foot I had never yet in five days been able to
              stir.                                 --Sir W.
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     2. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as
        of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate;
        as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
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              My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred.
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     3. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
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              Stir not questions of jurisdiction.   --Bacon.
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     4. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt;
        to excite. "To stir men to devotion." --Chaucer.
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              An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife. --Shak.
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              And for her sake some mutiny will stir. --Dryden.
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     Note: In all senses except the first, stir is often followed
           by up with an intensive effect; as, to stir up fire; to
           stir up sedition.
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     Syn: To move; incite; awaken; rouse; animate; stimulate;
          excite; provoke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stirring \Stir"ring\, a.
     Putting in motion, or being in motion; active; active in
     business; habitually employed in some kind of business;
     accustomed to a busy life.
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           A more stirring and intellectual age than any which had
           gone before it.                          --Southey.
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     Syn: Animating; arousing; awakening; stimulating; quickening;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: capable of arousing enthusiasm or excitement; "a rousing
             sermon"; "stirring events such as wars and rescues" [syn:
             rousing, stirring]
      2: exciting strong but not unpleasant emotions; "a stirring
         speech" [syn: stirring, soul-stirring]
      n 1: agitating a liquid with an implement; "constant stirring
           prevents it from burning on the bottom of the pan"
      2: arousing to a particular emotion or action [syn:
         inspiration, stirring]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "stirring":
     active, afoot, agitating, alluring, ardent, astir, awe-inspiring,
     breathtaking, burning, bustling, challenging, charged,
     cliff-hanging, disquieting, distracting, disturbing, dramatic,
     driving, electric, emotional, emotive, emphatic, encouraging,
     energizing, enthusiastic, eventful, evocative, exciting,
     exhilarating, exhilarative, fervent, fiery, full of incident,
     galvanic, galvanizing, glowing, gripping, heady, heart-expanding,
     heart-stirring, heart-swelling, heart-thrilling, impassioned,
     impelling, impressive, in full swing, in motion, inflammatory,
     inspiring, inspiriting, intoxicating, inviting, jarring, jolting,
     maddening, melodramatic, mind-blowing, mobile, momentous, motile,
     motivational, motive, motor, move, movement, moving, on foot,
     overcoming, overmastering, overpowering, overwhelming, passionate,
     perturbing, phenomenal, piquant, prompting, propellant, propelling,
     provocative, provoking, ravishing, rousing, soul-stirring,
     spirit-stirring, spirited, stimulant, stimulating, stimulative,
     stir, striking, suspenseful, suspensive, tantalizing, telling,
     thrilling, thrilly, transitional, traveling, troubling, unsettling,
     upsetting, urgent, vehement, warm

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