Counter acting

counteract

[koun-ter-akt]
verb (used with object)
to act in opposition to; frustrate by contrary action.

Origin:
1670–80; counter- + act

counteractant, adjective
counteracter, counteractor, noun
counteractingly, adverb
counteraction, noun
counteractive, adjective
counteractively, adverb
noncounteractive, adjective
uncounteracted, adjective


neutralize, counterbalance, contravene, thwart.
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counteract (ˌkaʊntərˈækt)
 
vb
(tr) to oppose, neutralize, or mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check
 
counter'action
 
n
 
counter'active
 
adj
 
counter'actively
 
adv

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counteract
1670s, from counter- + act.
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