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Definitions of "sympathetic"

  • Of, expressing, feeling, or resulting from sympathy. adjective
  • Favorably inclined. adjective
  • Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial. adjective
  • Of, relating to, or acting on the sympathetic nervous system. adjective
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  • Relating to or being vibrations, especially musical tones, produced in one body by energy from a nearby vibrating body and having the same frequency as the vibration of the nearby body. adjective
  • Emitting such vibrations. adjective
  • Pertaining to, expressive of, proceeding from, or exhibiting sympathy, in any sense; attended with sympathy.
  • Having sympathy or common feeling with another; susceptible of being affected by feelings like those of another, or of altruistic feelings which arise as a consequence of what another feels.
  • Harmonious; concordant; congenial.
  • In anatomy and zoology, effecting a sympathy or consentaneous affection of the viscera and blood-vessels; uniting viscera and blood-vessels in a nervous action common to them all; inhibitory of or controlling the vital activities of viscera and blood-vessels, which are thereby subjected to a common nervous influence; specifically, of or pertaining to a special set of nerves or nervous system called the sympathetic. See below.
  • In acoustics, noting sounds induced not by a direct vibration-producing force, but by vibrations conveyed through the air or other medium from a body already in vibration. The phenomena of resonance are properly examples of sympathetic sound.
  • of four pairs of cranial ganglia;
  • of three great gangliated plexuses or sympathetic plexuses, in the thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic cavities respectively;
  • of smaller ganglia in connection with the abdominal and other viscera;
  • of communicating nerves or commissures, whereby these ganglia or plexuses are connected with one another and with nerves of the cerebrospinal system;
  • of distributory nerves supplying the viscera and vessels, whereby the sympathetic reaches all parts of the body. See ganglion and plexus.
  • In invertebrates, as Vermes, a posterior part of the visceral nervous system, passing on to the enteric tube, and corresponding to a true enteric nervous system: so called in view of its physiological relations, without reference to the actual homology implied with the sympathetic system of a vertebrate.
  • The sympathetic nervous system, or the sympathetic nerve. noun

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