- s relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
- s able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
the new hybrid is more resistant to drought
- s impervious to being affected
resistant to the effects of heat
resistant to persuasion
- s disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
- s incapable of absorbing or mixing with
plastic highly resistant to steam and water
- New research finds Tamiflu-resistant strains of the most common flu virus popping up all over the world.
- And the drug-resistant strains beginning to emerge in Africa, Russia, China and India, say experts, are epidemics of our own making.
- So, the thinking went, inserting marrow that produces HIV-resistant cells might endow the patient with a means to repel the infection.
- Katie Couric in Forbes
People are very unforgiving and very resistant to change,the 50-year-old Couric said. "The biggest mistake we made is we tried new things."
- Margaret Chan in Reuters
This is the true alarm bell. This tells us that resistant strains are now circulating in the general population, spreading widely and largely silently in a growing pool of latent infection,director-general Margaret Chan said. "Obviously...
- Barack Obama in Hindu Business Line
On the request made by the Big Three automakers last week for $25 billion in government-backed loans Mr Obama said, "Taxpayers can't be expected to pony up more money for an auto industry that has been resistant to change".