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re·sis·tant

 (rĭ-zĭs′tənt)
adj.
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination: drug-resistant bacteria; wrinkle-resistant pants.
n.
One that is resistant, especially a person active in a Resistance movement.

re·sis′tant·ly adv.

resistant

(rɪˈzɪstənt)
adj
1. characterized by or showing resistance; resisting
2.
a. impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etc: a highly resistant surface.
b. (in combination): a heat-resistant surface.
n
a person or thing that resists

re•sist•ant

(rɪˈzɪs tənt)

adj.
resisting (sometimes used in combination): stain-resistant fabric.
re•sist′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.resistant - relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
insusceptible, unsusceptible - not susceptible to
2.resistant - able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress; "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided"; "the new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
tolerable - capable of being borne or endured; "the climate is at least tolerable"
3.resistant - impervious to being affected; "resistant to the effects of heat"; "resistant to persuasion"
imperviable, impervious - not admitting of passage or capable of being affected; "a material impervious to water"; "someone impervious to argument"
4.resistant - disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
defiant, noncompliant - boldly resisting authority or an opposing force; "brought up to be aggressive and defiant"; "a defiant attitude"
5.resistant - incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive - not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)

resistant

adjective
1. opposed, hostile, dissident, unwilling, defiant, intractable, combative, recalcitrant, antagonistic, intransigent Some people are resistant to the idea of exercise.
2. impervious, hard, strong, tough, unaffected, unyielding, insusceptible The body may be less resistant if it is cold.

resistant

adjective
1. Having the capacity to withstand:
2. Tending to resist, as an influence or idea:
Translations
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resistant

[rɪˈzɪstənt] ADJresistente (to a)

resistant

[rɪˈzɪstənt] adj
(= hostile) resistant to sth [+ change] → résistant(e) à qch; [+ idea, proposal] → réfractaire à qch
(= unaffected) resistant to sth [+ wear, antibiotics, disease, infection] → résistant(e) à qch

resistant

adj material, surfacestrapazierfähig; (Med) → immun (to gegen)

resistant

[rɪˈzɪstnt] adj resistant (to)resistente (a)

resist

(rəˈzist) verb
1. to fight against, usually successfully. The soldiers resisted the enemy attack; He tried to resist arrest; It's hard to resist temptation.
2. to be able to stop oneself doing, taking etc (something). I couldn't resist kicking him when he bent down; I just can't resist strawberries.
3. to be unaffected or undamaged by. a metal that resists rust/acids.
reˈsistance noun
1. the act of resisting. The army offered strong resistance to the enemy; (also adjective) a resistance force.
2. the ability or power to be unaffected or undamaged by something. resistance to disease.
3. the force that one object, substance etc exerts against the movement of another object etc.
reˈsistant adjective
This breed of cattle is resistant to disease; heat-resistant table-mats.

resistant

a. resistente;
fast ___resistencia a un colorante.

resistant

adj resistente; methicillin-resistant resistente a (la) meticilina; multidrug-resistant multirresistente, resistente a múltiples fármacos or drogas
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She perceived that her will had blazed up, stubborn and resistant.
Where strength was needed there was the new Charlottenburg alloy, German steel as it was called, the toughest and most resistant metal in the world.
Each of them felt proudly resistant, and neither looked at the other, while they awaited Sir James's entrance.
The animal's body was as level as if every hoof-stroke encountered the resistant earth.
I survived, through no personal virtue, but because I did not have the chemistry of a dipsomaniac and because I possessed an organism unusually resistant to the ravages of John Barleycorn.
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With tightening government regulations and policies increasingly being framed to improve industrial worker safety, the market for flame resistant markets will receive a forward push.
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To provide semiquantitative data to detect subpopulations of the resistant variants, the 2 control plasmids were mixed at wild-type:variant ratios of [10.
Together with the findings in a mouse peritonitis model (B-1125) these data indicate that ceftobiprole has promising activity against multi-drug resistant E.
The purportedly resistant strains have included community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (4,5) and ciprofloxacin-resistant Pseudomonas spp.
When Cui and Willingham's team collected white blood cells from cancer-resistant animals and transplanted them into normal mice, the recipients became cancer resistant within several days.