antagonist Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun someone who offers opposition
resister; opposer; adversary; opponent.
noun a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
- when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist
noun a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug
One who contends with another, especially in combat; an adversary; an opponent.
Antagonist of Heaven's Almigthy King. Milton.
Our antagonists in these controversies. Hooker.
(Anat.) A muscle which acts in opposition to another; as a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which extends it.
(Med.) A medicine which opposes the action of another medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or tissues. Syn. -- Adversary; enemy; opponent; toe; competitor. See Adversary.
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