resistant has definitions from the field of immunology
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[ adjective ] (immunology) relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

Synonyms

immune

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

It is possible that certain mutational forms may be produced such_as antibiotic resistant strains .

Related terms

unsusceptible

2
[ adjective ] disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority

Related terms

defiant

3
[ adjective ] incapable of being affected

Examples

"resistant to persuasion"

Related terms

impervious

4
[ adjective ] incapable of absorbing or mixing with

Synonyms

repellent

Examples

"a water-repellent fabric" "plastic highly resistant to steam and water"

Related terms

nonabsorbent

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