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tr.v. coun·ter·act·ed, coun·ter·act·ing, coun·ter·acts
To oppose and mitigate the effects of by contrary action; check.

coun′ter·ac′tion n.
coun′ter·ac′tive adj.
coun′ter·ac′tive·ly adv.
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Adj.1.counteractive - opposing or neutralizing or mitigating an effect by contrary action
active - exerting influence or producing a change or effect; "an active ingredient"
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'It is appreciable that the government of Pakistan is highly concerned about Kashmir issue and taking counteractive measures to raise it at international forums,' Abdullah said.
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By the logic of this, the invasion of Afghanistan, then Iraq and subsequent intervention in the Arab Spring Revolution can be seen as a counteractive measure by the US-led coalition against rogue states, or those that primarily didn't abide by the precepts of liberalism as a mode of conduct for state governance.Reevaluating this as a series of miscalculated overtures, one realises that the invading states never really understood their enemy.
Reiners said the biggest threats to global economies in the next decade, should governments fail to implement successful counteractive measures, include the substantial growth of illicit trade, loss of tax revenues, undermining of trust in the economy and trading systems, and the growth of organized crime.
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However, the initiative is still in early stages of discussion and its effect will depend on the level of tax (if enacted) and the group's counteractive measures.
She said that BDS "stops the dialogue" and is "counteractive" to achieving a two-state outcome.
The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources had already declared that the country "may run dry by 2025" if counteractive measures were not taken soon.
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Russia's State Duma considered two bills related to counteractive measures against western sanctions.
While notifying an empowered authority to carry out prosecution under AMLA 2010 is one of the recommendations formulated by the Asia Pacific Group to certify Pakistan's agenda against money laundering and terror financing, curtailing the powers of the DG I and I, and delaying a decision on its authority is a deliberately counteractive step.