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Synonyms for resistance



immunity from


  • immunity from
  • resilience
  • ability to withstand
  • ability to fight off
  • ability to counteract

Synonyms for resistance

the act of resisting

a clandestine organization of freedom fighters in an oppressed land


Synonyms for resistance

the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with

a material's opposition to the flow of electric current

the military action of resisting the enemy's advance

(medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents

Related Words

a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force

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

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

References in periodicals archive ?
The syndrome of androgen resistance. N Engl J Med1980; 302:198-209.
Despite exhibiting what appears to be androgen resistance, SV tissues of DES-exposed WT and [beta]ERKO males exhibited normal levels of Ar when assessed by RT-PCR [see Supplemental Material, Figure 1 (].
It is conceivable, however, that the remarkably high testosterone levels in [alpha]ERKO mice (Table 1) may mask the effects of DES-induced androgen resistance, such as those observed in DES-exposed WT males.
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