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English definition of “countervailing”


adjective [before noun]     /ˈkaʊn.təˌveɪ.lɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɚ-/ formal
having equal force but an opposite effect : There was nobody strong enough to lead an effective countervailing force against the dictator . a countervailing argument Opposing and againstOpposites
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