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resistant
American English: /rəˈzɪstənt/
British English: /rɪˈzɪstənt/

adjective

  • 1 (opposed) (predicative) to be resistant to something/-ing
    resistirse or oponer resistencia a algo/+ infinitive
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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