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2 definitions found
 for agonist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Agonist \Ag"o*nist\, n. [Gr. ?.]
     One who contends for the prize in public games. [R.]
     [1913 Webster] Agonistic

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  agonist
      n 1: the principal character in a work of fiction [syn:
           protagonist, agonist]
      2: someone involved in a contest or battle (as in an agon) [ant:
         adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister]
      3: a muscle that contracts while another relaxes; "when bending
         the elbow the biceps are the agonist"
      4: (biochemistry) a drug that can combine with a receptor on a
         cell to produce a physiological reaction

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