countercurrent


1coun·ter·cur·rent

noun \ˈkan-tər-ˌkər-ənt, -ˌkə-rənt\

Definition of COUNTERCURRENT

:  a current flowing in a direction opposite that of another current

First Known Use of COUNTERCURRENT

1684

Rhymes with COUNTERCURRENT

2countercurrent

adjective \ˌkan-tər-ˈ\

Definition of COUNTERCURRENT

1
:  flowing in an opposite direction
2
:  involving flow of materials in opposite directions <countercurrent dialysis>
coun·ter·cur·rent·ly adverb

First Known Use of COUNTERCURRENT

1799

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