resistibility

resistible

[ri-zis-tuh-buhl]
adjective
that can be resisted.

Origin:
1635–45; resist + -ible

resistibility, resistibleness, noun
resistibly, adverb
interresistibility, noun
nonresistibility, noun
nonresistible, adjective
unresistible, adjective
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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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