Antagonist

Definition of Antagonist

An`tag´o`nist
n.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.
a.1.Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools of philosophy.

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