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counteract

(kown″tĕr-ăkt′)
To act against or in opposition to.
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If, on the other hand, any circumstances should cause undue levity, and consequent ascent, this levity is immediately counteracted by the additional weight of rope upraised from the earth.
In the power of the living Christ, however, evil not only can be conceptualized and counteracted but also can be faced and rendered powerless.
This deamination process is normally counteracted by uracil-N-glycosylase, the product of the ung gene, and organisms defective in the removal of uracil from DNA have an increased spontaneous mutation rate and more G:C right arrow] A:T base-pair transitions (7).