- to act in opposition to; frustrate by contrary action.
Origin of counteract
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neutralize, counterbalance, contravene, thwart.
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Examples from the Web for counteraction
We may have the counteraction generator, but they may have something else that we don't know about.The Highest Treason
These are remedies which are useful in the counteraction of Scurvy and Purpura.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland
He had heard of my life, and, as a counteraction of vice, he wanted its example in the palace.The Prince of India, Volume I
Counteraction is only one mode of combination; in no case is any force destroyed.Logic
But the first counteraction came, as it ought, in the shape of a new book for children.
- (tr) to oppose, neutralize, or mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check
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Word Origin and History for counteraction
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