Definition of RESISTANCES

noun : RESISTANCES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead" ;

  • 2. (

    ) any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion ;

  • 4. (

    ) the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance" ;

  • 6. (

    ) the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents; "these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog" ;

  • 8. (

    ) the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria) ;

  • 9. (

    ) (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness ;

  • 11. (

    ) group action in opposition to those in power ;


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