Examples of counteract in a Sentence
The drug will counteract the poison.
this medication will counteract the symptoms but it won't kill the infection
Recent Examples of counteract from the Web
That’s not enough to counteract an overall negative trend for the country, which, if the planet warmed by 6°C from preindustrial levels, could suffer damage worth 6% of its gross domestic product, the team reports today in Science.
Most of those vulnerable people carry portable epinephrine — often EpiPens — to quickly counteract symptoms.
To counteract the insanity of texting while driving, Apple’s forthcoming iOS 11 will include a new blocking feature called Do Not Disturb While Driving, already available in third-party apps.
Some airports, like Denver, could counteract rising temperatures by extending their runways.
Freimuth has said that nominations in the rap categories—as well as in New Age and contemporary instrumental—will now be influenced by a committee of experts so as to counteract the general voting body’s bias towards already-popular artists.
The EU and China have reportedly signed an agreement to counteract any action by the US which might undermine the Paris agreement.
The heavy-lift booster, one of the most powerful in the U.S. inventory, is required to counteract Earth's 18-mile-per-second orbital velocity, allowing the spacecraft to drop into the inner solar system.
EpiPen, which is used to counteract a potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis, is supposed to be a brand-name product for Medicaid's drug rebate program, officials have said.
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First Known Use of counteract
COUNTERACT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of counteract for English Language Learners
: act against (something) : to cause (something) to have less of an effect or to have no effect at all
COUNTERACT Defined for Kids
Definition of counteract for Students
: to make (something) have less of an effect or no effect at all The antidote counteracts the poison.
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