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one that opposes another in a battle, contest, controversy, or debate

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a muscle that relaxes while another contracts

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a drug that neutralizes or counteracts the effects of another drug

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In the microarray and by independent validation, CA12 mRNA was induced by Gen and antagonistically regulated by Dex.
Another example is the Arabidopsis IVRKY70 gene which encodes a transcription factor whose expression is antagonistically regulated by salicylic acid and jasmonic acid.
Islam was antagonistically reported by the fanatic Western medieval authors.
The historically oriented philosopher may find himself ill at ease with the proposed methodology, especially when it becomes evident that Barnwell's solution, which is an amalgamation of Scotistic and Suarezian ideas, seeks to combine elements of philosophical theories that are, at best, irreducibly distinct and, at worst, antagonistically incompatible.
colon or breast) may react antagonistically to identical prescribed treatments.
Given that Dickens is so careful to define class relationally if not antagonistically, we have to ask what costs would be associated with Toby's rejection of working-class moral codes.
The response of the biota to exposure to individual metals may differ from its response to multiple metals, as mixtures of metals may interact antagonistically or synergistically in their resultant toxicity.
After Terry and Darlene interact antagonistically for a while, becoming exasperated with one another, the stage manager brings the next character to the scene.
When the head of his division tries to talk with the white coworker on multiple occasions about the grievances, it is clear the coworker does not view his behavior as problematic, and he responds antagonistically each time.
In addition, a copilot who sits idly by and allows his pilot to taxi into a parked helo without speaking up--even though he had just been reproved for antagonistically challenging the pilot over alterations to the pre-start checklist--is more kindergarten than professional.
This study demonstrates money's ability to stimulate a longing for freedom, as money-reminded people perceive the affiliation intention expressed by mimicry to be a threat to their personal freedom, leading them to respond antagonistically in defense.
coli strain Nissle 1917 was reported as antagonistically active against Salmonella spp.
Farah and Zayid assume the empowered orality that Sheherazade represents in Arab culture and antagonistically recodify the tale as it has been culturally appropriated and translated into popular Western culture.
One need only recall Gyorgy Lukacs and Brecht's tussles around the word realism to be reminded of the way in which opposing valences can antagonistically occupy a single term.
It seemed a situation ripe for mischief, so I turned around to see if anything would happen and sure enough, as he walked by the Palestinian kids surrounded him, and the youngest one, about five years old, yelled at him half jokingly and half antagonistically.