resistant


resistant
[[t]rɪzɪ̱stənt[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n Someone who is resistant to something is opposed to it and wants to prevent it.

Some people are very resistant to the idea of exercise.

2) ADJ-GRADED: oft ADJ to n If something is resistant to a particular thing, it is not harmed by it.

...how to improve plants to make them more resistant to disease...

The body may be less resistant if it is cold.


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  • résistant — résistant, ante [ rezistɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. et n. • 1355 resistens n.; de résister 1 ♦ Qui résiste, oppose une force annulant ou diminuant la force subie. La matière « je la crois étendue, solide, résistante » ( Voltaire). L air, milieu résistant. Par …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • résistant — résistant, ante (ré zi stan, stan t ) adj. 1°   Qui ne cède pas à l impression d un autre corps. •   La capacité de me faire éprouver les diverses sensations constituera les différentes qualités de ce corps ; mais sa qualité essentielle sera… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • resistant — c.1600, from Fr. résistant, prp. of résister (see RESIST (Cf. resist)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Resistant — Re*sist ant ( ant), a. [F. r[ e]sistant: cf. L. resistens. See {Resist}.] Making resistance; resisting. n. One who, or that which, resists. Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resistant — index antipathetic (oppositional), contumacious, disobedient, dissident, durable, inexorable, infrangible …   Law dictionary

  • resistant — [ri zis′tənt] adj. [L resistens, prp.] offering resistance; resisting n. a person or thing that resists …   English World dictionary

  • resistant — re|sis|tant [rıˈzıstənt] adj 1.) not damaged or affected by something →↑proof resistant to ▪ an infection that s resistant to antibiotics heat resistant/stain resistant/fire resistant etc ▪ shock resistant rubber 2.) opposed to something and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • resistant — adj. resistant to (resistant to change) * * * [rɪ zɪstənt] resistant to (resistant to change) resistant to (resistant to change) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • resistant — adjective 1 not damaged or affected by something (+ to): This type of flu is resistant to antibiotics. 2 opposed to something and wanting to prevent it happening (+ to): The Club is resistant to any form of change. 3 heat resistant/fire resistant …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • resistant — re|sis|tant [ rı zıstənt ] adjective 1. ) not harmed or affected by something: resistant to: a disease that is resistant to antibiotics 2. ) opposed to something: resistant to: people who are stubbornly resistant to change …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English