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

the plant is tolerant of saltwater


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


the new hybrid is more resistant to drought

Syn: ↑tolerant
Similar to: ↑tolerable
3. impervious to being affected

resistant to the effects of heat


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

a water-repellent fabric


plastic highly resistant to steam and water

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

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