Definition of antagonistic in English:


Line breaks: an|tag¦on|is¦tic
Pronunciation: /anˌtag(ə)ˈnɪstɪk


  • 2 Biochemistry & Physiology Relating to an antagonist or its action.
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    • Furthermore, an antagonistic effect of added amino acids, such as glutamine, on sucrose-induced GS expression was observed.
    • The arms are an important means of defence of our vulnerable points, including the head, chest, and abdomen, as well as of antagonistic connections to others.
    • This is compatible with a genuine antagonistic action of the drugs during their gradual diffusion and washout.



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  • We found that mildly deleterious mutations interacted synergistically in poor-resource environments but antagonistically in rich-resource environments.
  • We discuss alternative pathways of sexual selection that may have acted in this system, including the possibility that female preferences and male traits have evolved antagonistically.
  • In this process, we see the fallacy of blaming others for our emotional reactions and we are less likely to act out antagonistically or violently toward others.

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