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counterpoises

noun
plural of counterpoise

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(Entry 1 of 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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counterpoises

verb
present tense third-person singular of counterpoise

Synonyms of counterpoises (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Counterpoises.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/counterpoises. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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