verb (used with object)
Origin of agent
Synonyms for agent
Related Words for counteragentenemy, competitor, candidate, foe, rival, player, challenger, opposition, aspirant, adversary, cure-all, fix, drug, redress, therapy, treatment, antidote, medicine, panacea, pill
Examples from the Web for counteragent
Historical Examples of counteragent
It would serve F right if they perfected a counteragent first.
Good Lord, it might have contained a counteragent that could have killed me!A Knyght Ther Was
Robert F. Young
If I had a counteragent to the grass ready I would not be wasting time talking to reporters.
I am on the way to develop the counteragent, but to advance further I need to make tests upon the living grass itself.
PM on the wireless with the assurance a counteragent will be perfected within the week.
Word Origin for agent
1610s, from agent (n.).
late 15c., "one who acts," from Latin agentem (nominative agens) "effective, powerful," present participle of agere "to set in motion, drive, lead, conduct" (see act (n.)). Meaning "any natural force or substance which produces a phenomenon" is from 1550s. Meaning "deputy, representative" is from 1590s. Sense of "spy, secret agent" is attested by 1916.