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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resist  \Re*sist"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  opposition.  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resist  \Re*sist"\,  n.  (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..  The  pastes 
  prepared  for  this  purpose  are  called  resist  pastes.  --F.  C. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resist  \Re*sist"\  (r?-z?st"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Resisted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Resisting}.]  [F.  r['e]sister,  L.  resistere, 
  pref.  re-  re-  +  sistere  to  stand  cause  to  stand  v. 
  causative  of  stare  to  stand  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  To  stand  against;  to  withstand;  to  obstruct. 
  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  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  withstand;  oppose;  hinder;  obstruct;  counteract; 
  check;  thwart;  baffle;  disappoint. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Resist  \Re*sist"\,  n.  (Technical) 
  Something  that  resists  or  prevents  a  certain  action  specif.: 
  A  substance  applied  to  a  surface,  as  of  metal,  to  prevent  the 
  action  on  it  of  acid  or  other  chemical  agent. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  elude,  esp.  in  a  baffling  way  "This  behavior  defies 
  explanation"  [syn:  {defy},  {refuse}]  [ant:  {lend  oneself}] 
  2:  stand  up  or  offer  resistance  to  somebody  or  something  [syn: 
  {hold  out},  {withstand},  {stand  firm}]  [ant:  {surrender}] 
  3:  protest,  as  against  a  policy;  also  metaphorically:  "His  body 
  protested  against  the  harsh  training"  [syn:  {protest},  {dissent}] 
  4:  withstand  the  force  of  something  "The  trees  resisted  her"; 
  "stand  the  test  of  time"  [syn:  {stand}] 
  5:  refuse  to  comply  [syn:  {balk},  {baulk},  {jib}] 

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