[ non-ri-zis-tuhnt ]
/ ˌnɒn rɪˈzɪs tənt /
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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.
not resistant; passively obedient.
a person who does not resist force.
a person who maintains that violence or established authority, even when tyrannical, should not be resisted by force.
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How to use nonresistant in a sentence
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
/ (ˌnɒnrɪˈzɪstənt) /
incapable of resisting something, such as a disease; susceptible
history (esp in 17th-century England) practising passive obedience to royal authority even when its commands were unjust
Derived forms of nonresistantnonresistance, noun
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Medical definitions for nonresistant
[ nŏn′rĭ-zĭs′tənt ]
Not resistant, especially to a disease or environmental factor, such as heat or moisture.
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