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.
- In 1953, he developed a method to make strains of wheat highly resistant to a single form of rust.