[ koun-ter-akt ]
/ ˌkaʊn tərˈækt /
verb (used with object)
to act in opposition to; frustrate by contrary action.
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OTHER WORDS FROM counteract
coun·ter·ac·tant, adjectivecoun·ter·act·er, coun·ter·ac·tor, nouncoun·ter·act·ing·ly, adverbcoun·ter·ac·tion, noun
coun·ter·ac·tive, adjectivecoun·ter·ac·tive·ly, adverbnon·coun·ter·ac·tive, adjectiveun·coun·ter·act·ed, adjective
Words nearby counteract
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What had Clay to offer as a counteractant, as an equal inspiration to the pride of this lusty nation?Children of the Market Place|Edgar Lee Masters
British Dictionary definitions for counteractant
/ (ˌkaʊntərˈækt) /
(tr) to oppose, neutralize, or mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check
Derived forms of counteractcounteraction, nouncounteractive, adjectivecounteractively, adverb
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