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fastness US English

A secure refuge, especially a place well protected by natural features

acid-fastness US English

The property of being acid-fast, especially as a diagnostic criterion (typically for mycobacteria) in bacteriology.

drug fastness US English

= drug resistance.

mountain fastness US English

A mountain stronghold; (poetic) an inaccessible mountainous area.

hard and fastness US English

The quality or condition of being rigidly laid down or prescribed; inflexibility; fixedness.