resistive

adjective
re·sis·tive | \ri-ˈzi-stiv \

Definition of resistive 

: marked by resistance often used in combination fire-resistive material

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Other Words from resistive

resistively adverb
resistiveness noun

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Inside the pedal, LEDs controlled by microprocessors shine on resistive elements. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "The Technology in Guitar Pedals Has Reached a New Level of Tonal Bliss," 20 Apr. 2018 The resistive exercise device is much better than the previous versions, and does a fantastic job of keeping us fit from a bone and muscle perspective. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "What’s on US astronaut’s wish list after 9 months in space?," 1 Sep. 2017 The resistive exercise device is much better than the previous versions, and does a fantastic job of keeping us fit from a bone and muscle perspective. Washington Post, "What’s on US astronaut’s wish list after 9 months in space?," 1 Sep. 2017 Resistive magnets are a type of electromagnet used for research. Gary Fineout, The Seattle Times, "It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record," 22 Aug. 2017 It’s hard to imagine Wednesday nights without the resistive spirit and depths of ancestral pain that Underground has provided. Treva B. Lindsey, The Root, "#SaveUnderground: Aisha Hinds on Freedom Dreams and Revolutionary Art," 6 June 2017 Let’s rage against the screen for a moment: Instead of a capacitive touchscreen — like the kind that graces the iPhone, Palm and HTC G1, among others — the Nuvifone uses resistive technology. Priya Ganapati, WIRED, "Review: Garmin Nuvifone G60," 9 Oct. 2009 The Clarity electric has a single water-cooling system that covers the battery pack, power electronics, and motor, and while all Clarity models have resistive heating, in the Clarity electric it’s supplemented by a heat pump. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "Three Shades of Green: Bringing Some Clarity to the Three Honda Clarity Models," 29 June 2017 The GO 500 and GO 600 each offer largely the same set of features, but add a smartphone-like capacitive touchscreen instead of the older resistive type found on the GO 50. Don Melanson, Popular Mechanics, "The Best GPS Units For Your Next Hike or Roadtrip," 2 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of resistive

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resistive was in 1603

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