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English Dictionary: agonist by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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)
    Antonym(s): 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
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Agonist \Ag"o*nist\, n. [Gr. [?].]
      One who contends for the prize in public games. [R.]
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