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[ri-zis-tuh-buh l] /rɪˈzɪs tə bəl/
that can be resisted.
Origin of resistible
First recorded in 1635-45; resist + -ible
Related forms
resistibility, resistibleness, noun
resistibly, adverb
interresistibility, noun
nonresistibility, noun
nonresistible, adjective
unresistible, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Huns were found to be resistible, vulnerable, breakable.

    Raemaekers' Cartoons Louis Raemaekers
  • As to your Life Force, which you think irresistible, it is the most resistible thing in the world for a person of any character.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • The latter is chiefly used for furniture, as it is the most resistible wood of the West.

  • Had he calculated in his own subtle brain that temptations are least resistible when they are most tangible?

    Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) Charles James Lever
Word Origin and History for resistible

1640s, from resist (v.) + -ible. Alternative resistable attested from c.1600.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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