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noun British English pronunciation: resistance /rɪˈzɪst(ə)ns/
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the ability not to be affected or harmed by something, especially a disease or a drug
    resistance to:

    Vitamin C helps build resistance to infection.

    Tumour cells can develop a resistance to certain drugs.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the ability of an object not to be affected or harmed by wind, water, heat etc

      The boots showed high water resistance when tested.

  2. 2
    [singular/uncountable] refusal to accept something new such as a plan, idea, or change
    meet (with)/face/encounter resistance:

    This proposal is meeting some resistance at the UN's headquarters.

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