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resist

verb /rəˈzist/
to fight against, usually successfully
resistir (a)
The soldiers resisted the enemy attack He tried to resist arrest It’s hard to resist temptation.
to be able to stop oneself doing, taking etc (something)
resistir
I couldn’t resist kicking him when he bent down I just can’t resist strawberries.
to be unaffected or undamaged by
resistir
a metal that resists rust/acids.
resistance noun the act of resisting
resistencia
The army offered strong resistance to the enemy (also adjective) a resistance force.
the ability or power to be unaffected or undamaged by something
resistencia
resistance to disease.
(physics ) the force that one object, substance etc exerts against the movement of another object etc.
resistencia
resistant adjective
resistente
This breed of cattle is resistant to disease heat-resistant table-mats.
resistor noun (physics) a device used to provide resistance in an electrical circuit
Resistor
The resistor controls the current flow through the LED.
(Definition of resist from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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