syn·​er·​gist | \ ˈsi-nər-jist How to pronounce synergist (audio) \

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

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Recent Examples on the Web The vinegar also seemed to act as a synergist to help all the other ingredients be more available and effective. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to make this do-it-yourself organic fertilizer and pest control spray," 18 June 2019

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First Known Use of synergist

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Synergist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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syn·​er·​gist | \ -jəst How to pronounce synergist (audio) \

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 sense 1, antagonist sense a

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