1. countercurrent

noun. a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current.


  • rip
  • crosscurrent
  • tide rip
  • turbulency
  • riptide

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2. countercurrent

noun. actions counter to the main group activity.


  • crosscurrent


  • good weather

Sentences with countercurrent

1. Noun, singular or mass
Known as countercurrent flow, this arrangement increases the potential for gas exchange, allowing the seahorse to extract the maximum possible amount of oxygen from the water.

2. Adjective
Shivering and countercurrent heat exchange are other methods.