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provocations, plural;
  1. Action or speech that makes someone annoyed or angry, esp. deliberately
    • - you should remain calm and not respond to provocation
    • - he burst into tears at the slightest provocation
  2. Action or speech held to be likely to prompt physical retaliation
    • - the assault had taken place under provocation
  3. Testing to elicit a particular response or reflex
    • - twenty patients had a high increase of serum gastrin after provocation with secretin

  1. aggravation: unfriendly behavior that causes anger or resentment
  2. incitement: something that incites or provokes; a means of arousing or stirring to action
  3. needed encouragement; "the result was a provocation of vigorous investigation"
  4. In criminal law, provocation is a possible defense by excuse or exculpation alleging a sudden or temporary loss of control (a permanent loss of control is in the realm of insanity) as a response to another's provocative conduct sufficient to justify an acquittal, a mitigated sentence or a ...
  5. A provocation test, also called a provocation trial or provocation study, is a form of clinical trial whereby participants are exposed to either a substance or "thing" that is claimed to provoke a response, or to a sham substance or device that should provoke no response. ...
  6. The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something; Something that provokes; a provocative act
  7. A defence to some violent offences because a person cannot be held fully responsible for their actions because they have reasonably lost self control due to another person's actions
  8. something that makes someone take action, especially in anger
  9. (n.): To provoke is to excite some sort of feeling; often anger or irritation. Uncle Jack tells Scout that, as far as cuss words are concerned, he doesn't see the use for them unless they are used when one is very angry or provoked to use them.
  10. Conduct by which one induces another to do a particular deed; the act of inducing rage, anger, or resentment in another person that may cause that person to engage in an illegal act.
  11. An effort to provoke or command a spirit to reveal itself.
  12. In parapsychology, this term is used to describe a method of provoking a response from assumed spirits, such as: holding an audio recorder and asking questions to elicit a response.
  13. The act or provoking or demanding a spirit to reveal itself. This is not to be attempted if you do NOT know what you are doing or dealing with