quasi resisted

resist

[ri-zist]
verb (used with object)
1.
to withstand, strive against, or oppose: to resist infection; to resist temptation.
2.
to withstand the action or effect of: to resist spoilage.
3.
to refrain or abstain from, especially with difficulty or reluctance: They couldn't resist the chocolates.
verb (used without object)
4.
to make a stand or make efforts in opposition; act in opposition; offer resistance.
noun
5.
a substance that prevents or inhibits some effect from taking place, as a coating on a surface of a metallic printing plate that prevents or inhibits corrosion of the metal by acid.
6.
Textiles. a chemically inert substance used in resist printing.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English resisten (v.) < Latin resistere to remain standing, equivalent to re- re- + sistere to cause to stand, akin to stāre to stand

resister, noun
resistingly, adverb
interresist, verb
nonresisting, adjective
overresist, verb
quasi-resisted, adjective
unresisted, adjective
unresisting, adjective

resister, resistor.


1. confront, counteract, rebuff. See oppose.
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resist (rɪˈzɪst)
 
vb
1.  to stand firm (against); not yield (to); fight (against)
2.  (tr) to withstand the deleterious action of; be proof against: to resist corrosion
3.  (tr) to oppose; refuse to accept or comply with: to resist arrest; to resist the introduction of new technology
4.  (tr) to refrain from, esp in spite of temptation (esp in the phrases cannotorcould not resist (something))
 
n
5.  a substance used to protect something, esp a coating that prevents corrosion
 
[C14: from Latin resistere to stand still, oppose, from re- + sistere to stand firm]
 
re'sister
 
n
 
re'sistible
 
adj
 
resisti'bility
 
n
 
re'sistibly
 
adv

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resist
late 14c., from O.Fr. resister, from L. resistere "to resist, to stand back, withstand," from re- "against" + sistere "take a stand, stand firm" (see assist).
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