Definition of countervailing adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

countervailing

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈkaʊntərˌveɪlɪŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˌkaʊntərˈveɪlɪŋ//
 
[only before noun](formal)
 
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having an equal but opposite effect
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: countervailing