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Definition of antagonist (Meaning of antagonist)
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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.
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	              Antagonist of Heaven's Almigthy King. --Milton.
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	              Our antagonists in these controversies. --Hooker.
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	     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.
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	     3. (Med.) A medicine which opposes the action of another
	        medicine or of a poison when absorbed into the blood or
	        tissues.
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	     Syn: Adversary; enemy; opponent; foe; competitor. See
	          {Adversary}.
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	  Antagonist An*tag"o*nist, a.
	     Antagonistic; opposing; counteracting; as, antagonist schools
	     of philosophy.
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