Meaning of RESISTANCE in English

I. noun Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of resisting ; opposition , a means of resisting, the power or capacity to resist: as, the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection), the capacity of a species or strain of microorganism to survive exposure to a toxic agent (as a drug) formerly effective against it, an opposing or retarding force, 4. the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current, a source of ~, a psychological defense mechanism wherein a patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes the therapeutic efforts of a psychotherapist, an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators, II. adjective Date: 1976 of, relating to, or being exercise involving pushing against a source of ~ (as a weight) to increase strength

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