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nonresistant

[non-ri-zis-tuh nt]
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adjective
  1. not able, conditioned, or constructed to withstand the effect of something, as a disease, a specific change in temperature, or harsh treatment; susceptible to damage or ill effects.
  2. not resistant; passively obedient.
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noun
  1. a person who does not resist force.
  2. a person who maintains that violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, should not be resisted by force.
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Origin of nonresistant

First recorded in 1695–1705; non- + resistant
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  • Garrison, known to all as a nonresistant, made it clear that his sympathies were with the government.

    Susan B. Anthony

    Alma Lutz


British Dictionary definitions for nonresistant

nonresistant

adjective
  1. incapable of resisting something, such as a disease; susceptible
  2. history (esp in 17th-century England) practising passive obedience to royal authority even when its commands were unjust
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Derived Formsnonresistance, noun
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nonresistant in Medicine

nonresistant

(nŏn′rĭ-zĭstənt)
adj.
  1. Not resistant, especially to a disease or environmental factor, such as heat or moisture.
  2. Submissively obedient.
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