counterterror

adjective
coun·​ter·​ter·​ror | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈter-ər How to pronounce counterterror (audio) , -ˈte-rər\
variants: or counter-terror

Definition of counterterror

: of, relating to, or being measures taken to combat or prevent terrorism : counterterrorist counter-terror measures/operations a counter-terror expert

First Known Use of counterterror

1940, in the meaning defined above

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