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1. Pertaining to synergism.
2. Denoting a synergist.
Synonym(s): synergetic, synergic


/syn·er·gis·tic/ (sin″er-jis´tik)
1. acting together.
2. enhancing the effect of another force or agent.


1. Of or relating to synergy: a synergistic effect.
2. Producing or capable of producing synergy: synergistic drugs.

syn′er·gis′ti·cal·ly adv.


Etymology: Gk, syn, together, ergein, to work
pertaining to the acting or working together of a number of components, as when groups of muscles function in a coordinated manner. Also synergic [sinūr'jik] .


The combined action of two or more processes is greater than the sum of each acting separately.
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synergistic (si·ner·jisˑ·tik),

adj having the properties of the interaction between two or more elements that increases the effectiveness of the elements alone. Not additive only.
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