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

  • adjective Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination.
  • noun One that is resistant, especially a person active in a Resistance movement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In botany, able to resist the attacks of parasites: applied to those plants which, because of some inherent property, are able to resist the attack of those parasites to which they are usually subject.
  • Making resistance; resisting.
  • noun One who or that which resists.
  • noun Same as resist, 2.

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

  • adjective Making resistance; resisting.

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

  • noun A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement.
  • noun A thing which resists.
  • adjective That which makes resistance or offers opposition.
  • adjective That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc..
  • adjective statistics Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample.

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

  • adjective able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
  • adjective incapable of absorbing or mixing with
  • adjective relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
  • adjective impervious to being affected
  • adjective disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Etymologies

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From French résistant

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