To withstand is to be able to successfully cope with something or to be able to resist or remain unaffected by something.(verb)
When you are unaffected by 110 degree weather, this is an example of a time when you withstand harsh temperatures.
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verb with·stood (-sto͝odˈ), with·stand·ing, with·stands verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English withstanden
Origin: , from Old English withstandan
Origin: : with, against; see with
Origin: + standan, to stand; see stand.
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