AskDefine | Define resistant

Dictionary Definition

resistant adj
1 relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection) [syn: immune]
2 incapable of being affected; "resistant to persuasion"
3 disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority [syn: insubordinate, resistive]
4 incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water" [syn: repellent]

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English

Etymology

From French résistant

Noun

resistant
  1. A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement.
  2. A thing which resists.

Translations

a person who resists

Adjective

resistant
  1. That which makes resistance or offers opposition.
  2. That which is not overcome by a disease or drug.
    The infection is resistant to antibiotics.

Derived terms

Translations

that which makes resistance
that which is not overcome by a disease or drug

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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