counterspell

noun
coun·​ter·​spell | \ ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌspel How to pronounce counterspell (audio) \
variants: or counter-spell
plural counterspells or counter-spells

Definition of counterspell

: 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

First Known Use of counterspell

1725, in the meaning defined above

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“Counterspell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/counterspell. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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