resistant

[ ri-zis-tuh nt ]
/ rɪˈzɪs tənt /

adjective

noun

a person or thing that resists.

Nearby words

  1. resistance thermometer,
  2. resistance training,
  3. resistance transfer factor,
  4. resistance welding,
  5. resistance, free french,
  6. resistantly,
  7. resistate,
  8. resistencia,
  9. resistible,
  10. resistive

Origin of resistant

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

Related formsre·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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Word Origin and History for resistant

resistant

adj.

c.1600, from French résistant, present participle of résister (see resist). In reference to diseases or drugs from 1897.

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