"resistances" in the noun sense
1. resistance, opposition
the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
"he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"
"despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
3. electric resistance, electrical resistance, impedance, resistance, resistivity, ohmic resistance
a material's opposition to the flow of electric current measured in ohms
the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
"the enemy offered little resistance"
5. immunity, resistance
medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
"these trees are widely planted because of their resistance to salt and smog"
7. underground, resistance
a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
10. resistor, resistance
an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
group action in opposition to those in power
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