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1resistance

noun re·sis·tance \ri-ˈzis-tən(t)s\

: refusal to accept something new or different

: effort made to stop or to fight against someone or something

: the ability to prevent something from having an effect

Full Definition of RESISTANCE

1
a :  an act or instance of resisting :  opposition
b :  a means of resisting
2
:  the power or capacity to resist: as
a :  the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection)
b :  the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it
3
:  an opposing or retarding force
4
a :  the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current
b :  a source of resistance
5
:  a psychological defense mechanism wherein a patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes the therapeutic efforts of a psychotherapist
6
often capitalized :  an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators

Examples of RESISTANCE

  1. They have shown a stubborn resistance to change.
  2. The troops met heavy resistance as they approached the city.
  3. The paint shows good weather resistance.
  4. Over time the patient could develop a resistance to the drug.

First Known Use of RESISTANCE

14th century

2resistance

adjective

Definition of RESISTANCE

:  of, relating to, or being exercise involving pushing against a source of resistance (as a weight) to increase strength <resistance training>

First Known Use of RESISTANCE

1976

Rhymes with RESISTANCE

resistance

noun re·sis·tance \ri-ˈzis-tən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESISTANCE

1
a :  power or capacity to resist; especially :  the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection) b :  the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it due to genetic mutation and selection for and accumulation of genes conferring protection from the agent especially as a result of overuse of the agent which selectively destroys individual microorganisms lacking the protective genes
2
a :  the opposition offered by a body to the passage through it of a steady electric current b :  opposition or impediment to the flow of a fluid (as blood or respiratory gases) through one or more passages—see vascular resistance
3
:  a psychological defense mechanism wherein a psychoanalysis patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes therapeutic efforts by the analyst

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