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countercurrent

[koun-ter-kur-uh nt] /ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt/
noun
1.
a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
2.
a movement, opinion, mood, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85; counter- + current
Related forms
countercurrently, adverb
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countercurrent
  (koun'tər-kûr'ənt)   
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.
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