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coun·ter·cur·rent

 (koun′tər-kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-)
n.
A current that flows in an opposite direction to the flow of another current.

coun′ter·cur′rent adj.
coun′ter·cur′rent·ly adv.
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countercurrent

(ˈkaʊntəˌkʌrənt)
n
a current flowing in an opposite direction to another current
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coun•ter•cur•rent

(ˈkaʊn tərˌkɜr ənt)

n.
1. a current running in an opposite direction to another current.
2. a movement, opinion, etc., contrary to the prevailing one.
[1675–85]
coun′ter•cur`rent•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.countercurrent - a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current
turbulence, turbulency - unstable flow of a liquid or gas
2.countercurrent - actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference"
strife - bitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
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The cooling effect of yawning is thought to result from enhanced blood flow to the brain caused by stretching of the jaw, as well as countercurrent heat exchange with the ambient air that accompanies the deep inhalation.
The Industrial Motor Brakes work on the principle of countercurrent braking which is done by disconnecting the industrial motor and reconnecting the same the other way around.