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counterpoise

verb coun·ter·poise \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpȯiz \

Definition of counterpoise

transitive verb

Examples of counterpoise in a Sentence

  1. her overall healthiness largely counterpoised the virulence of the infection

Origin and Etymology of counterpoise

Middle English countrepesen, from Anglo-French contrepeser, from cuntre- + peser to weigh — more at poise


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counterpoise

noun

Definition of counterpoise

2 : an equivalent power or force acting in opposition
3 : a state of balance

Examples of counterpoise in a Sentence

  1. a musical piece with a counterpoise of loud and soft passages

  2. the happiness brought by a new baby was a timely counterpoise to the grief occasioned by a death in the family

First Known Use of counterpoise

15th century



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