Definitions for resistrɪˈzɪst

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  1. defy, resist, refuse(verb)

    elude, especially in a baffling way

    "This behavior defies explanation"

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

  3. protest, resist, dissent(verb)

    express opposition through action or words

    "dissent to the laws of the country"

  4. resist, stand, fend(verb)

    withstand the force of something

    "The trees resisted her"; "stand the test of time"; "The mountain climbers had to fend against the ice and snow"

  5. resist, reject, refuse(verb)

    resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ

    "His body rejected the liver of the donor"

  6. resist, balk, baulk, jib(verb)

    refuse to comply

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  1. Resist(n.)

    (Technology) Something that resists or prevents a certain action; specif.: A substance applied to a surface, as of metal, or of a silicon wafer, to prevent the action on it of acid, other chemical agents, or any other process such as irradiation or deposition, which would modify the surface if not protected. The resist is usually applied or in some way formed into a pattern so that the underlying surface may be modified in a complementary pattern.

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  1. resist(Noun)

    A protective coating or covering.

  2. resist(Verb)

    To attempt to counter the actions or effects of.

  3. resist(Verb)

    To withstand the actions of.

  4. resist(Verb)

    To oppose.

  5. Origin: From resistre, resister, and their source, resistere, from re- + sistere.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Resist(verb)

    to stand against; to withstand; to obstruct

  2. Resist(verb)

    to strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose

  3. Resist(verb)

    to counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction

  4. Resist(verb)

    to be distasteful to

  5. Resist(verb)

    to make opposition

  6. Resist(noun)

    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

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  1. Resist

    In semiconductor fabrication, a resist is a thin layer used to transfer a circuit pattern to the semiconductor substrate which it is deposited upon. A resist can be patterned via lithography to form a micrometer-scale, temporary mask that protects selected areas of the underlying substrate during subsequent processing steps. The material used to prepare said thin layer is typically a viscous solution. Resists are generally proprietary mixtures of a polymer or its precursor and other small molecules that have been specially formulated for a given lithography technology. Resists used during photolithography are called photoresists.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4508

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'resist' in Verbs Frequency: #518

Anagrams of resist »

  1. resits, risest, Sister, sister


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