Counteract Coun`ter*act" (koun`t?r-?kt"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counteracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counteracting}.] To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice. [1913 Webster]

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