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adjective as in corrective

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The electromagnetic force between the electrons lets you pick up the cup, counteracting gravity in the process.

The modern Fed has always seen its job as counteracting the contractionary activities taking place in the economy.

They caution that taking estrogen alone may increase the risk of endometrial cancer, counteracting the potential benefit.

Again and again the snake bites the iguana, and as often the latter has recourse to the counteracting influences of the antidote.

But, returning to western traditions, there is a way of counteracting the elves' transforming magic.

In Egypt, everything which could possibly attract attention or excite jealousy was protected by some counteracting influence.

But man's freedom may succeed in counteracting this order, and the events predicted may not come.

And this purpose was a religious one—that of counteracting the antireligious developments of Science.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counteracting, such as: curative, disciplinary, punitive, remedial, therapeutic, and palliative.

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