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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Counterbalance \Coun`ter*bal"ance\ (-b?l"ans), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Counterbalanced (-anst); p. pr. & vb. n. Counterbalancing.] To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance. [1913 Webster] The remaining air was not able to counterbalance the mercurial cylinder. --Boyle. [1913 Webster] The study of mind is necessary to counterbalance and correct the influence of the study of nature. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]