Definition of counteract
- a drug used to counteract fatigue
The drug will counteract the poison.
this medication will counteract the symptoms but it won't kill the infection
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: act against (something) : to cause (something) to have less of an effect or to have no effect at all
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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