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antagonism (s) (noun), antagonisms (pl)
1. Hostility or hatred that causes opposition and ill will: The two neighbors were expressing antagonisms and demonstrating unfriendly behavior towards each other.
2. In physiology, the interaction between two or more chemical substances in the body that diminishes the effect each of them has individually: Antagonism can be seen in lab rats when the chemical Dopamine slows down their movements, as it impedes the usual functions of their physical activities.
A condition in which there is hostility toward another person or for each other.
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