Biochemistry, Pharmacology. the joint action of agents, as drugs, that when taken together increase each other's effectiveness (contrasted with antagonism).
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How to use synergism in a sentence
So, the old Buddhism prior to Shinran taught a phase of synergism, or the union of faith and works.The Religions of Japan | William Elliot Griffis
In fact, dissimilarity of action is a cause of combination, an essential of synergism.
But always—always the synergism, syndrome, or whatever you want to call it, is the same.Jack of No Trades | Charles Cottrell
I had observed and recorded that particular synergism and had every confidence in the results.Jack of No Trades | Charles Cottrell
British Dictionary definitions for synergism
Also called: synergy the working together of two or more drugs, muscles, etc, to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
another name for synergy (def. 1)
Christian theol the doctrine or belief that the human will cooperates with the Holy Spirit and with divine grace, esp in the act of conversion or regeneration
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