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Another approach could be to use drugs to counteract the worst effects of the radiation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How do our heroes plan to counteract the cosmic threat? The Sun (2006)This is essentially because we are probably not doing enough to counteract the possible effects of global warming. Times, Sunday Times (2008)By confusing your memory, you can counteract this tendency and perceive the world anew. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So you need to do 200 calories worth of extra exercise to counteract this effect. The Sun (2013)Plan how you'll counteract your selling problem. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)To counteract this tendency, individuals and their firms must have a sense of their responsibilities for the broader system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And it turned out that the best way to counteract the effects of not eating by day was to go on a diet by night. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Sufferers are aware that unless they do something to counteract the nutritional effects of the food, they will gain weight. Coping with Bulimia (1987)This is partly why it is a good idea to have something to eat when drinking, to help counteract this effect. The Sun (2014)Or you could ensure that you make changes in your diet and lifestyle to counteract the problems that the Pill can cause. PCOS DIET BOOK: How you can use the nutritional approach to deal with polycystic ovary syndrome (2002)Clean uncluttered shapes work particularly well in this context, where anything fussy would counteract the effect of calming and grounding an otherwise busy scene. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They counteract the tendency in twenty-first century America towards biblical illiteracy. Christianity Today (2000)And we in Britain have not done so brilliantly to counteract the Amazon threat. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But the way I used to deal with the pressure was to counteract it with very peaceful times on my own. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: counteract VERB
To counteract something means to reduce its effect by doing something that produces an opposite effect.
My husband has to take several pills to counteract high blood pressure.
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