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Possible to resist: resistible impulses.

re·sist′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·sist′i·bly adv.


(rɪˈzɪs tə bəl)

able to be resisted.
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Adj.1.resistible - capable of being resisted or withstood or frustrated; "a resistible attack"; "such resistible temptations"
irresistible, resistless - impossible to resist; overpowering; "irresistible (or resistless) impulses"; "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?"


[rɪˈzɪstɪbl] ADJresistible
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