HyperDic: agonist

English > 4 senses of the word agonist:
NOUNperson agonist, protagonistthe principal character in a work of fiction
person agonistsomeone involved in a contest / contest or battle (as in an agon)
bodyagonista muscle that contracts while another relaxes
artifactagonist(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction
agonist > pronunciation
Soundsae'gahnihst
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > agonist: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe principal character in a work of fiction.
Synonymprotagonist
NarrowerantiheroA protagonist who lacks the characteristics / characteristics that would make him a hero (or her a heroine)
Broaderfictional character, fictitious character, characterAn imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
Spanishprotagonista
Catalanprotagonista
Nounsagonyintense feelings of suffering
English > agonist: 4 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone involved in a contest / contest or battle (as in an agon).
BroadercontestantA person who participates in competitions
Oppositeadversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resistersomeone who offers opposition
Adjectivesagonisticof or relating to the athletic contests held in ancient Greece
Nounsagonyintense feelings of suffering
agonya state of acute pain
English > agonist: 4 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningA muscle that contracts while another relaxes.
Example"when bending the elbow the biceps are the agonist"
Broaderantagonistic muscle(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another
Spanishagonista
English > agonist: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaning(biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a cell to produce a physiological reaction.
CategorybiochemistryThe organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Spanishagonista
Catalanagonista

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