Origin of resistantClassical Latin resistens, present participle
Melanie was determined, but the ants seemed to be resistant to the bug spray.
- An example of someone resistant is a older person who doesn't want to use email; resistant to change.
- An example of something resistant is a bug that isn't dying even though you've sprayed it with pesticide; resistant to spray.
The definition of resistant is someone or something that fends off or works against.
offering resistance; resisting: often used in comb.: heat-resistant glass
a person or thing that resists
Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination: drug-resistant bacteria; wrinkle-resistant pants.
One that is resistant, especially a person active in a Resistance movement.
(comparative more resistant, superlative most resistant)
From French rÃ©sistant
- Rivers of James Island, South Carolina, has resulted in the production of disease-resistant races.
- The exposed strata are in large part resistant sandstones.
- - The method employed is to select, for seed purposes, plants which are resistant to the particular disease.
- The substance is very resistant to the action of chemical reagents, to digestion, and possibly belongs to the glyco-proteids.
- Owing to greater care on the part of growers, and the introduction of FrenchAmerican resistant stocks to replace vines attacked by the phylloxera, the wines in the early years of the 10th century again acquired a limited sale in England.