syn·er·gis·tic | \ˌsi-nər-ˈji-stik \

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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synergistically \ˌsi-nər-ˈji-sti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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These before-and-after images had a synergistic effect, adding a fictitious wash to my memories of how the town used to be. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Haruki Murakami Strolls Through His Childhood Home After the Hanshin Earthquake," 22 June 2018 Ponto explained the conference center mixed in with the entertainment, dining and shopping of Brookfield Square Mall will have a synergistic effect, each benefiting the other. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Designs unveiled for new conference center, Hilton Garden Inn at Brookfield Square," 15 June 2018 While the synergistic opportunities of the SolarCity deal appealed to Tesla fans, some analysts were critical of adding yet another business challenge to Musk's plate, which already includes flying SpaceX rockets and drilling Boring Company tunnels. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Tesla pulls plug on Home Depot solar sales four months after national kickoff," 12 June 2018 Freeform, the channel formerly known as ABC Family, was understandably excited about laying claim to its own piece of the Marvel universe, capitalizing on the synergistic ties to a sister Disney division. Brian Lowry, CNN, "Marvel's 'Cloak & Dagger' doesn't get under the skin," 5 June 2018 Some argue that the relationship between human and machine intelligence should be understood as synergistic rather than competitive. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, "How Frightened Should We Be of A.I.?," 7 May 2018 Understanding the synergistic effects of those tradeoffs will help biologists better understand how species have evolved, and engineers develop smaller, faster, more robust synthetic systems. Robbie Gonzalez, WIRED, "Nature’s Mechanical Secrets Could Help Build Faster Robots," 26 Apr. 2018 Walmart and Humana already have some synergistic ties. Michael Corkery, David Gelles And Margot Sanger-katz, New York Times, "Walmart in Talks to Strengthen Ties to Health Insurer Humana," 30 Mar. 2018 The cast is fantastic Corporate has hired a synergistic team of TV veterans and comedians to play the functionaries of Hampton DeVille. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Why you should watch Comedy Central's brilliant dark comedy 'Corporate'," 27 Feb. 2018

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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 \

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

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synergistically \-ti-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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