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countervail (verb), countervails; countervailed; countervailing
To act against or to resist with equal force; to counterbalance a condition or situation: It seemed like the terrific thunderstorms in France tended to countervail, or offset, the family’s plans to go there on vacation.
To serve or supply as an equivalent, to compensate for.
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countervailing (adjective), more countervailing, most countervailing
Relating to having an equal but opposite effect: The politician has proposals with faults but he also has some countervailing advantages.
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