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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 old library was met with resistance from the community.
antonyms:
submission
similar words:
opposition, protest
definition 2: the opposition posed by one force against another.
Vitamins help your body build resistance to disease.
definition 3: (often cap.) an underground organization, as in France during World War II, that struggles against an occupying military power, usu. by sabotage and guerilla warfare.
During World War II, the French Resistance fought against the German army that was occupying France.
definition 4: the characteristic of an electrical conductor that opposes the flow of current and transforms some of it into heat.
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