syn·​er·​gis·​tic | \ ˌsi-nər-ˈji-stik How to pronounce synergistic (audio) \

Definition of synergistic

1 : having the capacity to act in synergism synergistic drugs
2 : of, relating to, or resembling synergism a synergistic reaction

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Other Words from synergistic

synergistically \ ˌsi-​nər-​ˈji-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce synergistic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of synergistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the prospect that untreated HIV could complicate the COVID-19 pandemic’s endgame also suggests a way to address both problems in tandem, with synergistic effects, De Oliveira said. Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times, 3 June 2021 Such interventions work together in a synergistic way and the benefits are multiplicative. John Drake, Forbes, 21 May 2021 One key takeaway is that the upfronts are no longer about just selling ad time, but pitching the synergistic possibilities of the vast companies behind each of them. Brian Lowry, CNN, 19 May 2021 Yin says these components are complementary and synergistic to enable fast startup and continuous power. Jennifer Kite-powell, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 By Argo AI actively participating in these kinds of birds-eye view efforts, the synergistic impact of leveraging such capabilities is undoubtedly an incremental step in that commendable path. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2021 The serum lives up to its name, a synergistic formula of retinol and L-ascorbic acid, a form of vitamin C that is well tolerated by the skin. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 14 Apr. 2021 Another team reported a synergistic effect with immunotherapies, again in mice. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 1 Apr. 2021 There’s a recognition that there’s synergistic value creation capability among a number of the stakeholders. Peter Georgescu, Forbes, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of synergistic

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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syn·​er·​gis·​tic | \ ˌsin-ər-ˈjis-tik How to pronounce synergistic (audio) \

Medical Definition of synergistic

1 : having the capacity to act in synergism synergistic drugs synergistic muscles
2 : of, relating to, or resembling synergism a synergistic reaction a synergistic effect

Other Words from synergistic

synergistically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce synergistic (audio) \ adverb

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