antiperistasis

noun

an·​ti·​pe·​ris·​ta·​sis
plural antiperistases
-təˌsēz
archaic
: resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality

Word History

Etymology

Greek, from anti- anti- entry 1 + peristasis act of standing around, from periistanai to make stand around (from peri- + histanai to cause to stand) + -sis

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“Antiperistasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antiperistasis. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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