Definition of resistant adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈzɪstənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɪstənt//
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  1. 1resistant (to something) not affected by something; able to resist something plants that are resistant to disease Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to insecticides.
  2. 2resistant (to something) opposing something and trying to stop it happening Elderly people are not always resistant to change.
  3. 3-resistant (in adjectives) not damaged by the thing mentioned disease-resistant plants fire-resistant materials
  4. see also heat-resistant, water-resistant
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resistant