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Definition of antagonist
- 2 Biochemistry a substance which interferes with or inhibits the physiological action of another: LSD is a serotonin antagonistCompare with agonist.
- 3 Anatomy a muscle whose action counteracts that of another specified muscle. Compare with agonist.
late 16th century: from French antagoniste or late Latin antagonista, from Greek antagōnistēs, from antagōnizesthai 'struggle against' (see antagonize)