from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A synergistic organ, drug, or agent.
  • n. Christianity An adherent of synergism.

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  • n. Any synergistic agent

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who holds the doctrine of synergism.
  • n. A remedy which has an action similar to that of another remedy, and hence increases the efficiency of that remedy when combined with it.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In theology, one who holds to the doctrine of synergism: specifically used to designate one of a party in the Lutheran Church, in the sixteenth century, which held this doctrine.
  • Synergistic.
  • n. One who or that which cooperates with another in the production of a certain effect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a drug that augments the activity of another drug


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  • Without a synergist there would be no way to turn the hand.

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  • If I were a man, I'd be a synergist, but instead, like Grandma Moses, I was the resident knitter.

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  • The fate of the unrepentant synergist is to see the seeds of all things in all other things and that goes double for your friendly neighborhood Con Man.

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  • We could be very complimentary and synergist allies, each adding to the other.

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  • Few scientists contest these points, and the risks from climate change should not be viewed in isolation from these other synergist trends in global societal and ecological change.

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  • Since the monergist/synergist distinction, and debate, lies at the source of much theological polemic about justification and predestination, it's necessary to get clear about the former so as to add light rather than heat to the latter.

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  • You have to require the synergist and the healthy muscles to play.

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  • When applied with 100 ppm of synergist (either fenoxycarb or piperonyl butoxide), the resultant toxicity was improved by factors of 1. 5-2, and 4, respectively.

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  • FIELDS, P.G. (1991) The cold-hardiness of Cryptolestes ferrugineus and the use of ice nucleation-active bacteria as a cold synergist.pp. 1183-1192.

    Chapter 10

  • In experiments in Virginia, for example, neem-seed extracts (at relatively low concentrations of 0.4 percent, 0.8 percent, and 1.2 percent) were tested in potato fields both with and without the synergist piperonyl butoxide

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