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resistant

[ri-zis-tuh nt] /rɪˈzɪs tənt/
adjective
1.
noun
2.
a person or thing that resists.
Origin of resistant
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French resistant, present participle of resister to resist; see -ant
Related forms
resistantly, adverb
antiresistant, adjective, noun
antiresistantly, adverb
unresistant, adjective
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resistant

/rɪˈzɪstənt/
adjective
1.
characterized by or showing resistance; resisting
2.
  1. impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etc: a highly resistant surface
  2. (in combination): a heat-resistant surface
noun
3.
a person or thing that resists
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Word Origin and History for resistant
adj.

c.1600, from French résistant, present participle of résister (see resist). In reference to diseases or drugs from 1897.

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