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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

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It has to be noticed that there is a direct proportionality between density and mechanical resistance that was reported in the following equation:
In other words, if we have some type of coatings and we added some nanoparticles, resulting in an increase in the backscattering from the surface, then a worse dispersion and a decrease in mechanical resistance could be inferred.
These use electromagnetic force to apply mechanical resistance.
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For military applications, Kermel Stretch offer comfort, thermal insulation, mechanical resistance and resistance to chemical products.
Benefits for demanding applications include a new coating offering superior corrosion protection at highest mechanical resistance and a version for modulating duty offers an extended speed range.
In the textile industry coating or starching of cotton yarn is carried out to increase the mechanical resistance of the yarns, that is, the tensile strength, and resistance to vibration, friction, impact, and elongation, which are some of the forces to which the yarn is subjected during the weaving process.
The defects in the material's structure may have a negative impact on denture's mechanical resistance.
The agency is, however, requesting data regarding the conversion of the extended release formulation used in the clinical efficacy and safety trials to a different extended release formulation that is designed to increase mechanical resistance to breaking or crushing.
Epoxy coatings provide superb adhesion on most substrates (metal, galvanised steel, concrete masonry, wood and so) on as well as superb chemical and mechanical resistance and are proof against bacterial attack and so are an excellent option for interior and exterior finishes and floor coatings for a full range of industrial and process facilities from oil and gas through marine applications and high-technology chemical and pharmaceutical plants to hospitals, laboratories and schools.
By practically eliminating mechanical resistance and drag, the Honeywell Wind Turbine creates significant power (2000 kWh/yr) operating in a greater range of wind speeds (2-45 mph) than traditional wind turbines.
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