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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antagonist  \An*tag"o*nist\,  a. 
  Antagonistic;  opposing;  counteracting;  as  antagonist  schools 
  of  philosophy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antagonist  \An*tag"o*nist\,  n.  [L.  antagonista  Gr  ?;  ?  against 
  +  ?  combatant,  champion,  fr  ?:  cf  F.  antagoniste.  See 
  {Antagonism}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  (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 
 
  3.  (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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antagonist 
  n  1:  someone  who  offers  opposition  [syn:  {adversary},  {opponent}] 
  2:  a  muscle  that  relaxes  while  another  contracts 




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