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    resistance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word resistance

    Definition
    (noun) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
    Synonyms : opposition
    Example Sentence
    • he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens
    • despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead
    Definition
    (noun) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion Definition
    (noun) a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms Definition
    (noun) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
    Example Sentence
    • the enemy offered little resistance
    Definition
    (noun) (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
    Synonyms : immunity
    Definition
    (noun) the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
    Example Sentence
    • these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog
    Definition
    (noun) a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
    Synonyms : underground
    Definition
    (noun) the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria) Definition
    (noun) (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness Definition
    (noun) an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
    Synonyms : resistor
    Definition
    (noun) group action in opposition to those in power
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