AskDefine | Define countercurrent

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1 a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current [syn: rip, riptide, tide rip, crosscurrent]
2 actions counter to the main group activity; "political crosscurrents disrupted the conference" [syn: crosscurrent]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A current that flows against the prevailing one

Extensive Definition

Countercurrent may refer to:
countercurrent in French: Contre-courant
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