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We may have the counteraction generator, but they may have something else that we don't know about.

These are remedies which are useful in the counteraction of Scurvy and Purpura.

He had heard of my life, and, as a counteraction of vice, he wanted its example in the palace.

Counteraction is only one mode of combination; in no case is any force destroyed.

But the first counteraction came, as it ought, in the shape of a new book for children.

This necessarily leads to counteraction, and woe be to the unhappy townsman who refuses aught to his lordly patron.

Something in the way of counteraction has been done, though not always with knowledge.

Something may be attributed in such cases to nervous excitement, which seeks relief in some counteraction.

Leave her mind entirely free till it craves openly for some counteraction.

The second is the cause or tragic impulse of the counteraction, and stands between the climax and the fall or untying of the knot.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, from counter- + act (v.). Related: Counteracted; counteracting.

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