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resistant

adjective re·sis·tant \ -tənt \

Definition of resistant

: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.

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First Known Use of resistant

15th century


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resistant

noun

Definition of resistant

:one that resists :resister

First Known Use of resistant

1580



RESISTANT Defined for English Language Learners

resistant

adjective

Definition of resistant for English Language Learners

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

  • : not affected or harmed by something


RESISTANT Defined for Kids

resistant

adjective re·sis·tant \ ri-ˈzis-tənt \

Definition of resistant for Students

:capable of withstanding the force or effect of
  • The material is fire-resistant.

Medical Dictionary

resistant

adjective re·sis·tant
variants: also resistent play \-tənt\

medical Definition of resistant

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


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