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SYNERGISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does synergistic mean? 

SYNERGISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective SYNERGISTIC has 3 senses:

1. used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more)
2. of or relating to the theological doctrine of synergism
3. working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect

  Familiarity information: SYNERGISTIC used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SYNERGISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1synergistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used especially of drugs or muscles that work together so the total effect is greater than the sum of the two (or more)

Synonyms:

interactive; synergistic

Antonym:

antagonistic (used especially of drugs or muscles that counteract or neutralize each other's effect)


Sense 2synergistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the theological doctrine of synergism

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

synergism (the theological doctrine that salvation results from the interaction of human will and divine grace)


Sense 3synergistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect

Synonyms:

synergetic; synergistic

Context example:

a synergistic effect

Similar:

cooperative (done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit)


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