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1the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument:she put up no resistance to being led away armed or violent opposition:government forces were unable to crush guerrilla-style resistance (also resistance movement) [in singular] a secret organization resisting authority, especially in an occupied country.
) the underground movement formed in France during World War II to fight the German occupying forces and the Vichy government. Also called maquis.
the impeding, slowing, or stopping effect exerted by one material thing on another:air resistance would need to be reduced by streamlining 2the ability not to be affected by something, especially adversely:some of us have a lower resistance to cold than others Medicine
& Biology lack of sensitivity to a drug, insecticide, etc., especially as a result of continued exposure or genetic change.
3the degree to which a substance or device opposes the passage of an electric current, causing energy dissipation. Ohm’s law resistance (measured in ohms) is equal to the voltage divided by the current. a resistor or other circuit component that opposes the passage of an electric current.
The ending of resistance
is spelled -ance