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resistant

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adjective re·sis·tant \-tənt\

Simple Definition of resistant

  • : opposed to something : wanting to prevent something from happening

  • : not affected or harmed by something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of resistant

  1. :  giving, capable of, or exhibiting resistance —often used in combination <wrinkle-resistant clothes> <a drug-resistant strain of virus>

Examples of resistant in a sentence

  1. These plants are resistant to cold temperatures.

  2. He became resistant to the medication.



15th Century

First Known Use of resistant

15th century


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resistant

noun re·sis·tant

Definition of resistant

  1. :  one that resists :  resister



1580

First Known Use of resistant

1580



RESISTANT Defined for Kids

resistant

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adjective re·sis·tant \ri-ˈzis-tənt\

Definition of resistant for Students

  1. :  capable of withstanding the force or effect of <The material is fire-resistant.>




Medical Dictionary

resistant

adjective re·sis·tant

Medical Definition of resistant

  1. :  giving, capable of, or exhibiting resistance—often used in combination <a drug-resistant strain of virus>



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