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1resistant

adjective re·sis·tant \-tənt\

: opposed to something : wanting to prevent something from happening

: not affected or harmed by something

Full Definition of RESISTANT

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

  1. These plants are resistant to cold temperatures.
  2. He became resistant to the medication.

First Known Use of RESISTANT

15th century

2resistant

noun

Definition of RESISTANT

:  one that resists :  resister

First Known Use of RESISTANT

1580
RESISTANT Defined for Kids

resistant

adjective re·sis·tant \ri-ˈzis-tənt\

Definition of RESISTANT for Kids

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

resistant

adjective re·sis·tant

Medical Definition of RESISTANT

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

Variants of RESISTANT

re·sis·tant also re·sis·tent \-tənt\

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