counterspell

noun

coun·​ter·​spell ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌspel How to pronounce counterspell (audio)
variants or counter-spell
plural counterspells or counter-spells
: a spell that counters or negates another spell
… traditionally in Santo Domingo … there was only one way to prevent disaster from coiling around you, only one surefire counterspell that would keep you and your family safe.Junot Díaz

Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of counterspell was in 1725

Dictionary Entries Near counterspell

Cite this Entry

“Counterspell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterspell. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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