synergist

noun syn·er·gist \ ˈsi-nər-jist \

Definition of synergist

: something (such as a chemical or a muscle) that enhances the effectiveness of an active agent; broadly : either member of a synergistic pair

First Known Use of synergist

1870

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synergist

noun syn·er·gist \ -jəst \

medical Definition of synergist

1 : an agent that increases the effectiveness of another agent when combined with it; especially : a drug that acts in synergism with another
2 : an organ (as a muscle) that acts in concert with another to enhance its effect — compare agonist 1, antagonist a

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