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Origin of resistant
OTHER WORDS FROM resistantre·sist·ant·ly, adverban·ti·re·sis·tant, adjective, nounan·ti·re·sis·tant·ly, adverbun·re·sist·ant, adjective
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How to use resistant in a sentence
The question of whether some form of that law might apply to real-world fluids and gases remained stubbornly resistant to all analysis and experiment.An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence|David H. Freedman|September 3, 2020|Quanta Magazine
The wheel is made from rust-resistant, 430 stainless steel that is going to stay sharp longer.Pizza cutters that will get you the slice of your dreams|PopSci Commerce Team|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
It’s made of high-quality bamboo which is covered in a thin layer of lacquer to keep it water-resistant.Bathtub trays that will keep you entertained and relaxed|PopSci Commerce Team|September 2, 2020|Popular Science
There’s a bit of evidence from a HotShot-funded study published by Penn State researchers in 2017 that this jolt to the nerves makes your muscles a little more cramp-resistant and shortens the duration of cramps stimulated in the lab.
A decade or so ago, David Brenner, a professor of radiation biophysics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York began thinking about the problem of drug-resistant bacteria.Can far-UVC light reduce the spread of COVID-19 indoors?|Erika Fry|August 31, 2020|Fortune
The more antibiotics are used inappropriately, the greater the risk of bacteria growing resistant to them.Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis|Russell Saunders|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next, Borlaug helped develop more productive and drought-resistant strains of rice that became adapted widely in Asia.
And what could her campaign achieve among the Americans most resistant to expanded end-of-life options?The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted Death|Samantha Allen|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And what is it about LEGOs that has made them particularly resistant to social change?Why It Took LEGO So Long to Get the Memo: Girls Like Science, Too|Samantha Allen|August 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet while sanctions like these can be painful, they can also make Putin more adamantly resistant to withdrawal from Ukraine.
In many places the streams of the Big Caney system flow over resistant limestone members, which form a bedrock bottom.Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas|Artie L. Metcalf
I remember discussing the matter with a pacifist friend of mine, an out-and-out religious non-resistant.
His face was greenish from the effects of the special, contamination resistant mixture that they were breathing.The Marooner|Charles A. Stearns
Language is probably the most self-contained, the most massively resistant of all social phenomena.Language|Edward Sapir
Its digging was a steady and progressive victory over sullen and resistant nature.The Panama Canal|Frederic Jennings Haskin
British Dictionary definitions for resistant
- impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etca highly resistant surface
- (in combination)a heat-resistant surface