Resist

Definition of Resist

Re`sist´   Pronunciation: r?-z?st´
v. t.1.To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
[imp. & p. p. Resisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resisting.]
That mortal dint,
Save He who reigns above, none can resist.
- Milton.
2.To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
God resisteth the proud.
- James iv. 6.
Contrary to his high will
Whom we resist.
- Milton.
3.To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
4.To be distasteful to.
v. i.1.To make opposition.
n.1.(Calico Printing) A substance used to prevent a color or mordant from fixing on those parts to which it has been applied, either by acting machanically in preventing the color, etc., from reaching the cloth, or chemically in changing the color so as to render it incapable of fixing itself in the fibers; - also called reserve. The pastes prepared for this purpose are called resist pastes.
2.(Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain action;

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