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

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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 Two neighboring genes with this kind of synergistic effect on mate choice could easily drive the separation of the species. Quanta Magazine, "As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier," 5 Aug. 2014 These herbs can have a synergistic interaction with caffeine, meaning the combined effect is greater than the impact of each alone. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "Energy Drinks May Cause Heart Problems—Here’s How to Get a Natural Boost Instead," 4 June 2019 None of this will give comfort to anyone worried about the synergistic relationship between political polarization and Facebook engagement. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Four ways the internet changed the midterm elections," 7 Nov. 2018 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

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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 synergistically (audio) \ adverb

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