Definition of Resistant

1. Adjective. Relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection).

Exact synonyms: Immune
Similar to: Insusceptible, Unsusceptible
Derivative terms: Immunity, Resist, Resistance, Resistance



2. Adjective. Able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress. "The new hybrid is more resistant to drought"
Exact synonyms: Tolerant
Similar to: Tolerable

3. Adjective. Impervious to being affected. "Resistant to persuasion"
Similar to: Imperviable, Impervious
Derivative terms: Resistance

4. Adjective. Disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority.
Exact synonyms: Insubordinate, Resistive
Similar to: Defiant, Noncompliant
Derivative terms: Resist, Resist, Resist, Resistance, Resist, Resist, Resist

5. Adjective. Incapable of absorbing or mixing with. "Plastic highly resistant to steam and water"
Exact synonyms: Repellent
Similar to: Nonabsorbent, Nonabsorptive
Derivative terms: Repellent, Resist

Definition of Resistant

1. a. Making resistance; resisting.

Definition of Resistant

1. Noun. A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement. ¹

2. Noun. A thing which resists. ¹

3. Adjective. That which makes resistance or offers opposition. ¹

4. Adjective. That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc.. ¹

5. Adjective. (statistics) Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resistant

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Resistant

1. Making or having powers of resistance, resisting. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resistant

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resistance-inducing factor
resistance-transfer factor
resistance-transferring episomes
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resistance plasmids
resistance pyrometer
resistance thermometer
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resistant ovary syndrome
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Literary usage of Resistant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Genetic Manipulation in Crops: Proceedings of the International Symposium on by International Rice Research Institute (1988)
"Of the eight varieties, four were resistant to black shank (R), and four susceptible (S). ... This seems to be the key to selecting toxin-resistant cells. ..."

2. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1911)
"The tree was never resistant but, like the Le Conte, in the early years of its cultivation it was not much exposed to the disease. ..."

3. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Consider insect-resistant crop varieties Thorns and tough roots Plants have many natural mechanisms to keep insects at bay: repellent or toxic chemicals, ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1910)
"The experiment resulted so badly that the vines were removed and replaced with other varieties in an attempt to secure resistant varieties. ..."

5. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"Four groups of beans were obtained; (1) Resistant to both strains, (2) resistant to strain A and susceptible to strain F, (3) susceptible to A and resistant ..."

6. Breeding Crop Plants by Herbert Kendall Hayes, Ralph John Garber (1921)
"Four groups of beans were obtained; (1) Resistant to both strains, (2) resistant to strain A and susceptible to strain F, (3) susceptible to A and resistant ..."

7. Bacteria in Relation to Plant Diseases by Erwin Frink Smith (1914)
"He agrees with Cobb, however, in regard to growing disease- resistant varieties, ... Susceptible and Resistant Varieties of Sugar-Cane. SUSCEPTIBLE. ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1902)
"For instance, the old Coffee Creek rose in the Abrams mica schist (not very resistant relatively to other formations) flowed obliquely across on to the ..."

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