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counterforce

[koun-ter-fawrs, -fohrs] /ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔrs, -ˌfoʊrs/
noun
1.
a contrary or opposing force, tendency, etc.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; counter- + force
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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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