antagonist definition

  • noun:
    • one that opposes and contends against another; an adversary.
    • The principal character in opposition to the protagonist or hero of a narrative or drama.
    • Physiology A muscle that counteracts the action of some other muscle mass, the agonist.
    • Biochemistry A chemical substance that disturbs the physiological action of another, especially by incorporating with and blocking its nerve receptor.
    • An opponent or enemy.
    • One who antagonizes or stirs.
    • A chemical that binds to a receptor but doesn't create a physiological response, preventing the activity of agonist chemical compounds.
    • the primary personality or power opposing the protagonist in a literary work or drama.
    • One who contends with another, especially in fight; an adversary; an opponent.
    • A muscle which functions against another.
    • A medicine which opposes the action of some other medicine or of a poison when consumed into the blood or tissues.
    • a person who contends with another in fight or perhaps in argument; an opponent; a competitor; an adversary.
    • In physiology, a muscle which functions versus another: as, a flexor, which bends a part, is the antagonist of an extensor, which expands it.
    • a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another medication
    • an individual who offers opposition
    • a muscle that relaxes while another contracts
    • a person who opposes and contends against another; an adversary.
    • the main character towards the protagonist or hero of a narrative or crisis.
    • Physiology A muscle that counteracts the action of some other muscle tissue, the agonist.
    • Biochemistry A chemical material that disturbs the physiological action of some other, specifically by incorporating with and preventing its neurological receptor.
    • An opponent or opponent.
    • One who antagonizes or stirs.
    • A chemical that binds to a receptor but will not create a physiological reaction, blocking the activity of agonist chemicals.
    • the primary character or force opposing the protagonist in a literary work or crisis.
    • One who contends with another, especially in fight; an adversary; an opponent.
    • A muscle which acts versus another.
    • A medicine which opposes the action of some other medication or of a poison when absorbed to the blood or cells.
    • a person who contends with another in fight or in debate; an opponent; a competitor; an adversary.
    • In structure, a muscle which acts against another: as, a flexor, which bends a part, could be the antagonist of an extensor, which runs it.
    • a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the consequences of another drug
    • somebody who offers opposition
    • a muscle that relaxes while another agreements
  • adjective:
    • Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting.
    • Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting.
  • others:
    • Counteracting; opposing; combating: since, antagonist causes; an antagonist muscle mass.
    • Counteracting; opposing; fighting: as, antagonist forces; an antagonist muscle mass.

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