Meaning of ANTAGONIST in English

ANTAGONIST

n. 1 an opponent or adversary. 2 Biol. a substance or organ that partially or completely opposes the action of another. antagonistic adj. antagonistically adv.

[ F antagoniste or LL antagonista f. Gk antagonistes (as ANTAGONIZE) ]

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