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
adjective 1. capable of or inclined to resistance; resisting. 2. Electricity. pertaining to or relying on electrical resistance: Pressure from your finger creates an electrical contact between the two layers of a resistive touchscreen. Compare capacitive (def 2). adjective 1. another word for resistant 2. exhibiting electrical resistance
noun 1. the power or property of resistance. 2. Also called specific resistance. Electricity. the resistance between opposite faces of a one-centimeter cube of a given material; ratio of electric intensity to cross-sectional area; reciprocal of conductivity. noun 1. the electrical property of a material that determines the resistance of a piece of given dimensions. […]
adjective 1. irresistible. 2. not resisting. adjective (archaic) 1. unresisting 2. irresistible
noun, Electricity. 1. a device designed to introduce resistance into an electric circuit. noun 1. an electrical component designed to introduce a known value of resistance into a circuit resistor (rĭ-zĭs’tər) A device used in electrical circuits to maintain a constant relation between current flow and voltage. Resistors are used to step up or lower […]