resistant

Being resistant means to be immune or impervious to something. A vest that's resistant to bullets is bullet-proof.

Anything resistant has a certain power — specifically, the power to resist or fight off — something else. This word is often used medically, like when someone is resistant to a virus: that means they can't get the virus. You can also be resistant to someone's jokes, meaning they can't make you laugh. A raincoat should be resistant to water. If it's not resistant, that's a pretty bad raincoat. All resistant things are like a shield that something can't get through.

Primary Meanings of resistant

1.
adj
disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
2.
adj
impervious to being affected
3.
adj
incapable of absorbing or mixing with
Full Definitions of resistant
1

adj disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Synonyms:
insubordinate, resistive, rogue
defiant, noncompliant
boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
2

adj impervious to being affected

resistant to the effects of heat”
resistant to persuasion”
Synonyms:
imperviable, impervious
not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

adj able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress

“the new hybrid is more resistant to drought”
Synonyms:
tolerant
tolerable
capable of being borne or endured

adj relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

Synonyms:
immune
insusceptible, unsusceptible
not susceptible to
3

adj incapable of absorbing or mixing with

“plastic highly resistant to steam and water”
Synonyms:
repellent
nonabsorbent, nonabsorptive
not capable of absorbing or soaking up (liquids)

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