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antagonist (drug)

Definition:

a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

antagonists

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

French antagoniste (16th century) or directly from Late Latin antagonista, from...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

antagonist

an opponent or adversary, as in a contest, drama, sporting event, etc | any muscle that opposes the action of another | a drug that counteracts the ... (25 of 436 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antagonist

Merriam-Webster:

antagonist | antagonistic muscle [sense-specific] | adversary [synonym, sense-specific] | opponent [synonym, sense-specific] | enemy [synonym, sense-specific] | foe [synonym, sense-specific] | hostile [synonym, sense-specific] | amigo [antonym, sense-specific] | friend [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

one that contends with or opposes another; "adversary", "opponent" | an agent of physiological antagonism: as ; a muscle that contracts with and ... (22 of 352 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/antagonist

Wikipedia:

Antagonist (disambiguation)

a character opposing the protagonist in literature. Antagonist may also refer to: Antagonist (muscle), a muscle type | Receptor antagonist, a class of drugs that bind to but do not trigger a receptor | Antagonist A.D., a New Zealand metalcore band |... (39 of 105 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Antagonist (disambiguation)

Oxford Dictionary:

antagonist

a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or something; an adversary | [biochemistry] : a substance which interferes with or inhibits the ... (24 of 100 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antagonist

Wiktionary:

antagonist | antagonists [plural] | protagonist [antonym, sense-specific] | agonist [biochemistry, antonym, sense-specific]

An opponent or enemy. | One who antagonizes or stirs. | [biochemistry] A chemical that binds to a receptor but does not produce a physiological response, blocking the action of agonist chemicals. | The main character or force opposing the protagonist... (38 of 87 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antagonist

Random House Dictionary:

antagonist

a person who is opposed to, struggles against, or competes with another; opponent; adversary. | the adversary of the hero or protagonist of a drama or ... (25 of 83 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/antagonist

American Heritage Dictionary:

antagonist | antagonistic [adjective, related] | antagonistically [adverb, related]

One who opposes and contends against another; an adversary. | The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or ... (23 of 63 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antagonist

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antagonist [countable, formal] | antagonists [plural]

your opponent, for example in a competition or fight (9 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antagonist

Britannica Encyclopedia:

antagonist [literature]

in literature, the principal opponent or foil of the main character, who is referred to as the protagonist, in a drama or narrative. The word is from ... (27 of 34 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/26928​/antagonist

Cambridge Dictionary:

antagonist [formal]

a person who is strongly opposed to something or someone (10 of 27 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antagonist

New World Dictionary:

antagonist

a person who opposes or competes with another; adversary; opponent | a muscle, drug, etc. that acts in opposition to or counteracts another (22 of 26 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antagonist

Encarta Dictionary:

antagonist | antagonists [plural]

somebody or something opposing or in conflict with another | a major character in a book, play, or movie whose values or behavior are in conflict with ... (26 of 87 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585836​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

antagonist

First use: 1590s

Origin: French antagoniste (16th century) or directly from Late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagonistes "competitor, opponent, rival", ... (17 of 53 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=antagonist

Wiktionary:

antagonist | antagonists [plural]

Origin: Latin antagonista, from Ancient Greek ἀνταγωνιστής ("opponent") (ἀντί (anti, "against") + ἀγωνιστής (agōnistēs, "a combatant, pleader, actor")), from... (18 of 19 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antagonist

Oxford Dictionary:

antagonist

First use: late 16th century

Origin: French antagoniste or late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagōnistēs, from antagōnizesthai "struggle against" (see "antagonize")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antagonist

Merriam-Webster:

antagonist | antagonized [past tense] | antagonizing [present participle]

First use: about 1742

Origin: Greek antagōnizesthai, from anti- + agōnizesthai to struggle, from agōn contest

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/antagonist

Audio references

Wiktionary:

antagonist | antagonists [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antagonist"

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Collins Dictionary:

antagonist

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antagonist"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

antagonist [countable, formal] | antagonists [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "antagonist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antagonist

Macmillan American Dictionary:

antagonist [countable, formal] | antagonists [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antagonist"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/antagonist

Cambridge Dictionary:

antagonist [formal]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "antagonist"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "antagonist"

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the Free Dictionary:

antagonist

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Google Dictionary:

antagonist | antagonists [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

antagonist

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YourDictionary Audio:

antagonist

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