Associations to the word «Resistant»


RESISTANT, noun. A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement.
RESISTANT, noun. A thing which resists.
RESISTANT, adjective. Which makes resistance or offers opposition.
RESISTANT, adjective. Which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc.
RESISTANT, adjective. (statistics) Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample.
RESISTANT MATERIALS, noun. (education) (UK) A school subject combining elements of woodwork, metalwork and plastic-work, sometimes a module of a larger design and technology syllabus.

Dictionary definition

RESISTANT, adjective. Relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection).
RESISTANT, adjective. Able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress; "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided"; "the new hybrid is more resistant to drought".
RESISTANT, adjective. Impervious to being affected; "resistant to the effects of heat"; "resistant to persuasion".
RESISTANT, adjective. Disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority.
RESISTANT, adjective. Incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle