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Definition 1: a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug - [noun denoting artifact]

(antagonist is a kind of ...) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

(... is a kind of antagonist ) an antagonist for estrogen that is used in the treatment of breast cancer

(... is a kind of antagonist ) an antagonist used to counteract the effects of narcotics (especially to counteract the depression of respiration)

Definition 2: a muscle that relaxes while another contracts - [noun denoting body]

Samples where antagonist or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • when bending the elbow the triceps are the antagonist

(antagonist is a kind of ...) (physiology) a muscle that opposes the action of another

"the biceps and triceps are antagonistic muscles"

Definition 3: someone who offers opposition - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for antagonist in the sense of this definition

(antagonist is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of antagonist ) a person who fights duels

(... is a kind of antagonist ) an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force)

"a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies"

(... is a kind of antagonist ) any opponent of technological progress

(... is a kind of antagonist ) an opponent who resists with force or resolution

"obstinate withstanders of innovation"

(... is an instance of antagonist) (Christianity) the adversary of Christ (or Christianity) mentioned in the New Testament; the Antichrist will rule the world until overthrown by the Second Coming of Christ

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