Meaning of counteragent in English:


Pronunciation /kaʊntərˈeɪdʒ(ə)nt/


  • An agent or force used to reduce or neutralize something else.

    ‘By recombining insect DNA Tyler creates a biological counteragent, a new species to be our six-legged ally in wiping out the roach population.’
    • ‘The purpose of therapeutics was to apply counteragents, usually chemical ones, which would act quickly against the attacker.’
    • ‘Even the best medicine, if too diluted, may readily be overwhelmed by stronger counteragents.’
    • ‘Ironically, the best counteragents against microbes are often other microbes that produce very potent antibiotics.’
    antitoxin, antiserum