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Resisting definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RESIST'ING, ppr. withstanding; opposing.
Resisting medium, a substance which opposes the passage of a body through it.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Resisting Re*sist"ing, a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. -- Re*sist"ing ly, adv.



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