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resistive

[ ri-zis-tiv ]
/ rɪˈzɪs tɪv /
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adjective

capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting.
Electricity. pertaining to or relying on electrical resistance: Pressure from your finger creates an electrical contact between the two layers of a resistive touchscreen.Compare capacitive (def. 2).

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Origin of resistive

First recorded in 1595–1605; resist + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM resistive

re·sis·tive·ly, adverbre·sis·tive·ness, nounnon·re·sis·tive, adjectiveun·re·sis·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resistive

resistive
/ (rɪˈzɪstɪv) /

adjective

another word for resistant
exhibiting electrical resistance
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