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resistant Line breaks: re|sist|ant
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɪstənt/

Definition of resistant in English:


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, proof against, unaffected by, repellent of;
rare imperviable to
opposed to, averse to, hostile to, inimical to, against, anti, unwilling to accept, disinclined to accept, reluctant to accept, unenthusiastic about
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 fibre in the digestive system
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  • The research claims that resistant starch foods also shrink fat cells, increase muscle mass, curb cravings, and keep people feeling full for longer.
  • Dodd said the industry is working on "resistant carbs" - technology that will restrict the digestible carbohydrates in pasta, so that consumers can enjoy pasta without worrying about it.
  • A diet rich in fibre and resistant starch encourages the growth of good bacteria.

Words that rhyme with resistant

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

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