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resist

noun (n)

  • A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers.. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Something that resists or prevents a certain action; (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • elude, especially in a baffling way (verb.stative)
    Synonym: defy, refuse
    Antonym: apply, lend oneself
    source: wordnet30
  • stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • express opposition through action or words (verb.social)
    Synonym: dissent, protest
    source: wordnet30
  • withstand the force of something (verb.competition)
    Synonym: fend, stand
    Example:
    The trees resisted her.
    source: wordnet30
  • resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ (verb.stative)
    Synonym: refuse, reject
    source: wordnet30
  • refuse to comply (verb.social)
    Synonym: balk, baulk, jib
    source: wordnet30
  • To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make opposition. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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