Definition of resistant in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈzistənt/


1Offering resistance to something or someone: some of the old churches are resistant to change [in combination]: a water-resistant adhesive
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  • His research team was working on a project to prevent bacteria becoming more resistant to antibiotics.
  • Behavior that is controlled in this intermittent way becomes highly resistant to change.
  • They also investigate the ecological assumption that some organizational features are more resistant to change than others.
impervious to, unsusceptible to, immune, invulnerable to, proof against, unaffected by
opposed to, averse to, hostile to, inimical to, against
informal anti
2Denoting starch that is not easily broken down by enzymes within the body and is therefore minimally absorbed during digestion: cooked rice, like bread, contains a useful amount of resistant starch, which acts like fiber in the digestive system
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  • Currently, developed countries consume between three and seven grams of resistant starch per day.
  • The availability of resistant starch is increasing and is available for use in baking such products as breads, cookies or muffins.
  • Subjects fed resistant starch on reduced-calorie diets reported feeling less hungry and had greater feelings of fullness during the study.

Words that rhyme with resistant

assistant, coexistent, consistent, distant, equidistant, existent, insistent, persistent, subsistent, water-resistant

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Syllabification: re·sist·ant

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