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counterpoise

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1 a condition in which opposing forces are equal to one another

  • a musical piece with a counterpoise of loud and soft passages
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2 a force or influence that makes an opposing force ineffective or less effective

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

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to balance with an equal force so as to make ineffective

  • her overall healthiness largely counterpoised the virulence of the infection
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