verb (used with object)
to withstand, strive against, or oppose:
to resist infection; to resist temptation.
to withstand the action or effect of:
to resist spoilage.
to refrain or abstain from, especially with difficulty or reluctance:
They couldn’t resist the chocolates.
verb (used without object)
to make a stand or make efforts in opposition; act in opposition; offer resistance.
a substance that prevents or inhibits some effect from taking place, as a coating on a surface of a metallic printing plate that prevents or inhibits corrosion of the metal by acid.
Textiles. a chemically inert substance used in resist printing.
to stand firm (against); not yield (to); fight (against)
(transitive) to withstand the deleterious action of; be proof against: to resist corrosion
(transitive) to oppose; refuse to accept or comply with: to resist arrest, to resist the introduction of new technology
(transitive) to refrain from, esp in spite of temptation (esp in the phrases cannot or could not resist (something))
a substance used to protect something, esp a coating that prevents corrosion
noun 1. the act or power of resisting, opposing, or withstanding. 2. the opposition offered by one thing, force, etc., to another. 3. Electricity. Also called ohmic resistance. a property of a conductor by virtue of which the passage of current is opposed, causing electric energy to be transformed into heat: equal to the voltage […]
noun, Stock Exchange. 1. a point at which the rise in price of a specific stock is arrested due to more substantial selling than buying.
- Resistance plasmid
resistance plasmid n. Any of the conjugative or nonconjugative plasmids carrying genes responsible for antibiotic or antibacterial drug resistance among bacteria. Also called resistance factor, R factor, R plasmid.
verb (used with object), reshipped, reshipping. 1. to ship again. 2. to transfer from one ship to another. verb (used without object), reshipped, reshipping. 3. to go on a ship again. 4. (of a member of a ship’s crew) to sign up for another voyage.