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resistant

[ ri-zis-tuhnt ]
/ rɪˈzɪs tənt /
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adjective

noun

a person or thing that resists.

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Origin of resistant

1590–1600; <Middle French resistant, present participle of resister to resist; see -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM resistant

re·sist·ant·ly, adverban·ti·re·sis·tant, adjective, nounan·ti·re·sis·tant·ly, adverbun·re·sist·ant, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resistant

resistant
/ (rɪˈzɪstənt) /

adjective

characterized by or showing resistance; resisting
  1. impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etca highly resistant surface
  2. (in combination)a heat-resistant surface

noun

a person or thing that resists
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