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See also: résistance
- resistaunce (obsolete)
- The act of resisting, or the capacity to resist.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
- When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
widespread resistance to the new urban development plans
the resistance of bacteria to certain antibiotics
- (physics) A force that tends to oppose motion.
- (physics) Shortened form of electrical resistance.
- An underground organisation engaged in a struggle for liberation from forceful occupation; a resistance movement.
act of resisting
force that tends to oppose motion
shortened form of electrical resistance
underground organization struggling for liberation
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