HyperDic: antagonist

English > 3 senses of the word antagonist:
NOUNperson antagonist, adversary, opponent, opposer, resistersomeone who offers opposition
bodyantagonista muscle that relaxes while another contracts
artifactantagonista drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
antagonist > pronunciation
Soundsaentae'gahnahst
Rhymesabolitionist ... zoologist: 193 rhymes with ahst...
English > antagonist: 3 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who offers opposition.
Synonymsadversary, opponent, opposer, resister
InstancesAntichrist(Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament
NarrowerLudditeAny opponent of technological progress
dueler, dueller, duelist, duellistA person who fights duels / duels
enemy, foe, foeman, oppositionAn armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)
withstanderAn opponent who resists with force or resolution
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Oppositeagonistsomeone involved in a contest / contest or battle (as in an agon)
Spanishadversaria, adversario, antagonista, contendedor, contraria, contrario, enemigo, oponente, opositor
Catalanadversària, adversari, antagonista, contrària, contrari, opositor
Adjectivesantagonisticindicating opposition or resistance
Nounsantagonisman actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
antagonismthe relation between opposing principles or forces or factors
antagonisma state of deep-seated ill-will
English > antagonist: 3 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningA muscle that relaxes while another contracts.
Example"when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist"
Broaderantagonistic muscle(physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another
Catalanantagonista
Adjectivesantagonisticused especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
English > antagonist: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug.
Narrowerestrogen antagonist, tamoxifenAn antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer
narcotic antagonistAn antagonist used to counteract the effects of narcotics (especially to counteract the depression of respiration)
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
OppositesynergistA drug that augments the activity of another drug
Adjectivesantagonisticused especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect
Nounsantagonism(biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological action / action of a chemical substance by another having a similar structure

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