synergistic

adjective
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 synergistically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of synergistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Strong participation by all of the Big Ten universities has provided for a robust and synergistic team. Jon Blau, Indianapolis Star, "IU basketball physician Larry Rink named to Big Ten conoravirus task force," 20 Apr. 2020 Bakish also outlined several synergistic initiatives meant to drive incremental revenue at the firm. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, "ViacomCBS CEO Says Combined Firm Is World's "Most Important" Content Dealer," 9 Dec. 2019 But with each change, the yield went up a bit, and many of the changes had a synergistic effect on the output. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers completely re-engineer yeast to make more biofuel," 20 Jan. 2020 Films and music would now be tails wagging each other, which created a new form: the movie as synergistic tie-in musical. Owen Gleiberman, chicagotribune.com, "‘Yesterday’ and ‘Rocketman’ are pop-music fantasias that never touch the greatness of their subjects," 29 June 2019 Another, though, is that the fates of mutations can be linked — an effect that population geneticists call synergistic, or narrowing, epistasis. Quanta Magazine, "Missing Mutations Suggest a Reason for Sex," 13 July 2017 The two are synergistic; chefs opening new restaurants routinely scout farmers markets to recruit suppliers. Eric Velasco, al, "Follow the journey of local food from seed to plate," 13 Aug. 2019 Even Lance Thomas—once a Duke player, now just a New York Knick—sells hats and shirts branded with the logo of his fishing team, like cross-platform streetwear for the synergistic seas. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Evolution of N.B.A.-Draft Fashion," 26 June 2019 Most recent newsletter Kondrashov has investigated the implications of synergistic epistasis with theoretical studies. Quanta Magazine, "Missing Mutations Suggest a Reason for Sex," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of synergistic

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Synergistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synergistic. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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synergistic

adjective
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 synergistically (audio) \ adverb

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