Meaning of RESISTANCE in English


[re.sis.tance] n (14c) 1 a: an act or instance of resisting: opposition b: a means of resisting

2: the ability to resist; esp: the inherent capacity of a living being to resist untoward circumstances (as disease, malnutrition, or toxic agents)

3: an opposing or retarding force

4. a: the opposition offered by a body or substance to the passage through it of a steady electric current b: a source of resistance

5. often cap: an underground organization of a conquered or nearly conquered country engaging in sabotage and secret operations against occupation forces and collaborators

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