The act of opening and closing a washing machine while in mid cycle. Often done to see if the machine is working properly, if there is enough soap, or to try to discover when and to where those errant socks escape
While waiting for my clothes to dry at the laundramat I watched every other person using a washing machine there perform at least one act of agitatorruptus.
von Gina Faulkner 12. September 2006