equipoise

[ ee-kwuh-poiz, ek-wuh- ]
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noun
  1. an equal distribution of weight; even balance; equilibrium.

  2. a counterpoise.

verb (used with object),e·qui·poised, e·qui·pois·ing.
  1. to equal or offset in weight; balance.

Origin of equipoise

1
First recorded in 1625–35; equi- + poise1

Words Nearby equipoise

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How to use equipoise in a sentence

  • He returned home about midsummer very much improved, but not yet completely restored to a natural mental equipoise.

British Dictionary definitions for equipoise

equipoise

/ (ˈɛkwɪˌpɔɪz) /


noun
  1. even balance of weight or other forces; equilibrium

  2. a counterbalance; counterpoise

verb
  1. (tr) to offset or balance in weight or force; balance

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