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Meaning of COUNTERACTION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  action intended to nullify the effects of some previous action
 

COUNTERACTION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: neutralisation, neutralization
 
 See Also: nullification, override

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Coun`ter*ac"tion\ (koun`t?r-?k"sh?n), n.
Action in opposition; hindrance resistance.

      [They] do not . . . overcome the counteraction of a
      false principle or of stubborn partiality. --Johnson.

 
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