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something that counterbalances or makes up for something else, as compensation for a loss.
a counterbalancing debt or claim, especially one that cancels an amount a debtor owes.
a reduction in the thickness of a wall.
a flat or sloping projection on a wall, buttress, or the like, below a thinner part.
something used to enhance the effect of another thing by contrasting it, as an ornament.
noun use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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