Definition of Resistance


  • group action in opposition to those in power
  • an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
  • (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
  • the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
  • a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
  • the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
    "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
  • (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    "the enemy offered little resistance"
  • a material's opposition to the flow of electric current
    measured in ohms
    - electric resistance - electrical resistance - ohmic resistance
  • any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  • the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
    "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble resistance

1170 unscramble word found using the letters resistance.

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