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  • 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.
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  • 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".

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