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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not resistant, especially to a disease or an environmental factor, such as heat or moisture.
  • adjective Submissively obedient.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Making no resistance to power or oppression; passively obedient.
  • noun One who maintains that no resistance should be made to sovereign authority, even when unjustly exercised.
  • noun One who holds that violence should never be resisted by force.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Making no resistance.
  • noun One who maintains that no resistance should be made to constituted authority, even when unjustly or oppressively exercised; one who advocates or practices absolute submission.
  • noun One who holds that violence should never be resisted by force

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not resistant

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a reformer who believes in passive resistance
  • adjective offering no resistance
  • adjective (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with

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