Provocation meaning

prŏvə-kāshən
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The act of provoking, inciting or annoying someone into doing something.
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The act of provoking or inciting.
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An act or instance of provoking.
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Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation.
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Something that provokes; a provocative act.
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(emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.

When it's time to check for provocation ask the patient about what makes their chief complaint better or worse.

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Provocation is defined as something that gets someone to act, especially out of irritation.

A mosquito’s buzzing prompting someone to swat it is an example of provocation.

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Something that provokes.
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Origin of provocation

  • Middle English provocacioun from Old French provocation from Latin prōvocātiō prōvocātiōn- a challenging from prōvocātus past participle of prōvocāre to challenge provoke

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition