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countermeasure

[ koun-ter-mezh-er ]
/ ˈkaʊn tərˌmɛʒ ər /
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noun

an opposing, offsetting, or retaliatory measure.

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Origin of countermeasure

First recorded in 1920–25; counter- + measure
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British Dictionary definitions for countermeasure

countermeasure
/ (ˈkaʊntəˌmɛʒə) /

noun

action taken to oppose, neutralize, or retaliate against some other action
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