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countermeasure

noun [C]     /ˈkaʊntəˌmeʒər/ US   /-ṱɚˌmeʒə˞/
an action that is designed to reduce the effect of something harmful: There are several countermeasures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of credit card fraud.
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