- 1Offering resistance to something or someone: some of the old Churches are resistant to change [in combination]: a water-resistant adhesiveMore example sentences
impervious to, proof against, unaffected by, repellent of; unsusceptible to, immune to, invulnerable to; water-resistant, waterproof, impenetrable• rare imperviable toopposed to, averse to, hostile to, inimical to, against, anti, unwilling to accept, disinclined to accept, reluctant to accept, unenthusiastic about
- 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.
- 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 systemMore example sentences
- 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.