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Definitions of antagonist

  1. someone who offers opposition Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a muscle that relaxes while another contracts Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a muscle that relaxes while another contracts; "when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or tissues. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A competitor; one who contends with another; an opponent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. That which opposes or resists the action of another; noting certain muscles, drugs, etc., which tend to neutralize or impede the action or effect of other muscles, etc. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Opposition in the action of one drug to that of another. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. One who contends or struggles with another: an opponent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. An adversary; opponent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Counteracting; opposing. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. One who contends or strives with another; an opponent. A muscle which acts in opposition to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. One who contends with another; an opponent; an enemy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. [Greek] A muscle acting in opposition to the action produced by a prime mover or agonist; an antihormone, q.v. na
  18. A substance which opposes the actions of another substance in the body, especially a drgu that counteracts the effects of another drug. dictgcide_fs
  19. A muscle whose action produces an effect contrary to that of another muscle. Every muscle has its antagonist, because there is no motion in one direction without a capability of it in another. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Opponent, adversary; (Phys.) counteracting muscle. Hence antagonistic a., antagonistically adv. [Greek] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. A medicine or a muscle which counteracts the effects of another medicine or muscle. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. A muscle that opposes another, as a flexor opposes an extensor. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. A drug that counteracts the effect of another drug. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  24. n. One who contends with another in combat. Cabinet Dictionary
  25. One who contends with another, an opponent; contrary to. Complete Dictionary
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