resistant

resistant
adjective
1. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection) (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑immune
Similar to: ↑unsusceptible, ↑insusceptible
Derivationally related forms: ↑resistance, ↑resist, ↑immunity (for: ↑immune)
2. able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
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the plant is tolerant of saltwater

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these fish are quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided

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the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

Syn: ↑tolerant
Similar to: ↑tolerable
3. impervious to being affected
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resistant to the effects of heat

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resistant to persuasion

Similar to: ↑impervious, ↑imperviable
Derivationally related forms: ↑resistance
4. disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
Syn: ↑insubordinate, ↑resistive
Similar to: ↑defiant, ↑noncompliant
Derivationally related forms: ↑resist (for: ↑resistive), ↑resistance, ↑resist
5. incapable of absorbing or mixing with
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a water-repellent fabric

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plastic highly resistant to steam and water

Syn: ↑repellent
Similar to: ↑nonabsorbent, ↑nonabsorptive
Derivationally related forms: ↑resist, ↑repellent (for: ↑repellent)

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