- Physiology, Medicine/Medical. a body organ, medicine, etc., that cooperates with another or others to produce or enhance an effect.
- Chemistry, Pharmacology. any admixture to a substance for increasing the effectiveness of one or more of its properties.
- Theology. a person who holds the doctrine of synergism.
Origin of synergist
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Related Words for synergistimpetus, motivation, incentive, stimulant, incitement, reactionary, spur, goad, incendiary, agitator, impulse, incitation, reactant, synergist, adjuvant, enzyme, yeast, leaven, ferment
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Historical Examples of synergist
The same problem took a new form in the Synergist controversy, which discussed the first impulse in conversion.
- a drug, muscle, etc, that increases the action of another
- Christian theol an upholder of synergism
- of or relating to synergism
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- A synergistic organ, drug, or agent.
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