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synergistic (adj.)

1818 in theology; 1876 in medicine, from synergist + -ic. General sense of "cooperative" is from 1965. Related: Synergistical (1650s); synergistically.

updated on January 07, 2014

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Definitions of synergistic from WordNet

synergistic (adj.)
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 (adj.)
of or relating to the theological doctrine of synergism;
synergistic (adj.)
working together; used especially of groups, as subsidiaries of a corporation, cooperating for an enhanced effect;
a synergistic effect
Synonyms: synergetic
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