Meaning of provocation

prov•o•ca•tion

Pronunciation: (prov"u-kā'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of provoking.
  2. something that incites, instigates, angers, or irritates.
  3. words or conduct leading to killing in hot passion and without deliberation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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