A person who resists; especially a member of a resistance movement. (noun)
A thing which resists. (noun)
That which makes resistance or offers opposition. (adjective)
That which is not affected or overcome by a disease, drug, chemical or atmospheric agent, extreme of temperature, etc.. (adjective)
Not greatly influenced by individual members of a sample. (adjective)
Examples of word resistant
"Stainless" is a misnomer; it should be described as "stain resistant" because it will discolor or oxidize a bit, but I don't clean my stainless rifles and sidearms any differently (or any less thoroughly) than those of blued or Parkerized steel.
For example some people have mild sensitivities to gluten or to dairy that they are unaware of, some suffer from metabolic syndrome, some are insulin resistant, and some people take medication that effects their weight.
Solid surfacing — like Corian — was stain resistant but scratched easily in our countertop tests (Ratings available to subscribers).
Atlanta-based registered dietitian Marisa Moore, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, calls the research in resistant starch promising.
The finish is said to be stain resistant and easy to maintain.