a person or thing that resists.

1590–1600; < Middle French resistant, present participle of resister to resist; see -ant

resistantly, adverb
antiresistant, adjective, noun
antiresistantly, adverb
unresistant, adjective Unabridged
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resistant (rɪˈzɪstənt)
1.  characterized by or showing resistance; resisting
2.  a.  impervious to the action of corrosive substances, heat, etc: a highly resistant surface
 b.  (in combination): a heat-resistant surface
3.  a person or thing that resists

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Example sentences
UK scientists are genetically modifying mosquitoes to be resistant to malaria,
  which kills millions annually.
Increasingly many bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotic treatment,
  presenting a serious public health threat.
Shark skin is also incredibly resistant to bacteria.
But if you take steps to make your house resistant to lesser fires, it may
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