non·​re·​sis·​tant | \ˌnän-ri-ˈzi-stənt \

Definition of nonresistant 

: not resistant specifically : susceptible to the effects of a deleterious agent (such as an insecticide, a pathogen, or an extreme environmental condition)

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In areas where antibiotic use was restricted, infections with resistant strains largely disappeared, leaving only people infected with milder, and more easily treatable, nonresistant strains. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Limiting Antibiotics Curbs Deadly Hospital Infections," 25 Jan. 2017

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1702, in the meaning defined above

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