Countermeasure



[koun-ter-mezh-er] /ˈkaʊn tərˌmɛʒ ər/

noun
1.
an opposing, offsetting, or retaliatory .
/ˈkaʊntəˌmɛʒə/
noun
1.
action taken to oppose, neutralize, or retaliate against some other action
n.

1923, from counter- + measure (n.).

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