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resistance

re·sist·ance

resistance

 
pronunciation:
rih zI stns
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of resisting.
The proposal to tear down the library was met with resistance.
similar words:
opposition, protest
definition 2: the opposing power of one force against another.
Vitamins help your body build resistance to disease.
definition 3: (often capitalized) a secret organization formed to oppose an army that has taken over a country.
During World War II, the French Resistance fought against the German army that was occupying France.
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