Resistant definition

rĭ-zĭstənt
One that is resistant, especially a person active in a Resistance movement.
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Capable of, offering, or showing resistance. Often used in combination.

Drug-resistant bacteria; wrinkle-resistant pants.

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Offering resistance; resisting.

Heat-resistant glass.

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A person or thing that resists.
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A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement.
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A thing which resists.
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That which makes resistance or offers opposition.
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(statistics) Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample.
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The definition of resistant is someone or something that fends off or works against.

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.

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That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc..

The infection is resistant to antibiotics.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
resistant
Plural:
resistants

Origin of resistant

  • From French résistant

    From Wiktionary