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counteract

(kown″tĕr-ăkt′)
To act against or in opposition to.
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NBC was further advised that the CIBC planned to publicize strategies that would assist in counteracting any negative impact the presentation might have on young viewers.
Meanwhile, a research team led by scientists at the University of California, San Francisco finds that gabapentin also works better than a placebo in counteracting pain from shingles, a viral disease that attacks nerve endings.
A technique that quiets noise by producing counteracting sounds may soon mute the background din that often plagues cellular-phone conversations.
Adding noise (random vibrations) to the system also appears to keep the transient memories from decaying, by counteracting the role that diffusion itself plays in erasing the memories.
Over the last few years, climate researchers have come to suspect that sulfur pollution - emitted by the combustion of fossil fuels - has exerted a cooling effect, counteracting part of the expected warming over some regions of the globe (SN: 4/11/92, p.232).
"It has been well documented fromresearch with rats and mice, and also to some extent in primates now, that adrenal cells--although beneficial--are not as efficient as "the real thing' [brain cells] in counteracting Parkinson's symptoms,' such as tremors and muscular rigidity, says ke Seiger of the department of neurosurgery at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla.