Definition of Renitent

1. a. Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impulse by elastic force.



Definition of Renitent

1. Adjective. resistant to physical pressure; unyielding ¹

2. Adjective. resistant to compulsion; recalcitrant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Renitent

1. resisting physical pressure [adj]

Medical Definition of Renitent

1. 1. Resisting pressure or the effect of it; acting against impluse by elastic force. "[Muscles] soft and yet renitent." 2. Persistently opposed. Origin: L. Renitens, -entis, p. Pr. Of renit to strive or struggle against, resist; pref. Re- re- + niti to struggle or strive: cf. F. Renitent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Renitent

reniform leaf
reniform pelvis
renig
renigged
renigging
renigs
renin
renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system
renin-angiotensin system
renins
reniportal
renitence
renitences
renitencies
renitency
renitent (current term)
renk
renker
renkest
renminbi
renminbis
rennase
rennases
renne
renned
rennes
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rennet stomach
renneted
renneting

Literary usage of Renitent

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1. The British Noctuae and Their Varieties by James William Tutt (1892)
"o. var. renitent, Hb.-Gey. ... 715, 716, 717, we find the ordinary form of puta, as taken at Deal, under the name of renitent. The male (fig. ..."

2. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"renitent, adj. Lat. renitent. Acting against any impulse elastically. I)y an inflation of the muscles they become soft, and yet renitent, ..."

3. Anarchism by Paul Eltzbacher, Steven Tracy Byington (1908)
"Some of them conceive of the breach of law as taking place without the employment of force; these teachings may be characterized as renitent. ..."

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