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[koun-ter-in-too-ish-uh n] /ˌkaʊn tərˌɪn tuˈɪʃ ən/

intuition that is counter to common-sense expectation.


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  • Counterirritant

    [koun-ter-ir-i-tuh nt] /ˌkaʊn tərˈɪr ɪ tənt/ noun 1. Medicine/Medical. an agent for producing inflammation in superficial tissues to relieve pain or inflammation in deeper structures. 2. any irritation or annoyance that draws attention away from another. adjective 3. Medicine/Medical. of or acting as a counterirritant. /ˌkaʊntərˈɪrɪtənt/ noun 1. an agent that causes a superficial irritation […]

  • Counter-ion

    [koun-ter-ahy-uh n, -ahy-on] /ˈkaʊn tərˌaɪ ən, -ˌaɪ ɒn/ noun, Physical Chemistry. 1. an in solution that associates itself with an of opposite charge on the surface of a member of a solute.

  • Counterirritation

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