[koun-ter-fawrs, -fohrs]
a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc.

1600–10; counter- + force Unabridged
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Once the seat belt was fastened, this counterforce was removed.
The resulting effect on consumption is not as strong in this case because the precautionary motive works as a counterforce.
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