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countermeasure

[koun-ter-mezh-er] /ˈkaʊn tərˌmɛʒ ər/
noun
1.
an opposing, offsetting, or retaliatory measure.
Origin of countermeasure
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; counter- + measure
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British Dictionary definitions for countermeasure

countermeasure

/ˈkaʊntəˌmɛʒə/
noun
1.
action taken to oppose, neutralize, or retaliate against some other action
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Word Origin and History for countermeasure
n.

1923, from counter- + measure (n.).

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