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 for resistant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resistant \Re*sist"ant\ (-ant), a. [F. r['e]sistant: cf. L.
     resistens. See Resist.]
     Making resistance; resisting. -- n. One who, or that which,
     resists. --Bp. Pearson.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  resistant
      adj 1: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or
             infection) [syn: immune, resistant]
      2: able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological
         stress; "the plant is tolerant of saltwater"; "these fish are
         quite tolerant as long as extremes of pH are avoided"; "the
         new hybrid is more resistant to drought" [syn: tolerant,
         resistant]
      3: impervious to being affected; "resistant to the effects of
         heat"; "resistant to persuasion"
      4: disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
         [syn: insubordinate, resistant, resistive]
      5: incapable of absorbing or mixing with; "a water-repellent
         fabric"; "plastic highly resistant to steam and water" [syn:
         repellent, resistant]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  182 Moby Thesaurus words for "resistant":
     against, airtight, antagonistic, antipathetic, at odds, averse,
     ballproof, beyond control, bombproof, bony, breachy, breakaway,
     bulletproof, burglarproof, cartilaginous, cement, cemental, chewy,
     clashing, cohesive, complaining, concrete, conflicting,
     contradicting, contradictory, contumacious, coriaceous, corneous,
     corrosionproof, counteractant, counteracting, counteractive,
     countervailing, counterworking, cranky, crotchety, cursory,
     dampproof, defiant, dense, diamondlike, differing, disagreeing,
     disinclined, disobedient, disputatious, disputing, dissentient,
     dissenting, dissident, durable, dure, fibrous, fire-resisting,
     fireproof, flameproof, flintlike, flinty, foolproof, forced,
     fractious, granitelike, granitic, gristly, hard, hard as nails,
     hardhearted, hardy, hermetic, holeproof, horny, hostile, immovable,
     immune, impervious, impervious to, incorrigible, indisposed,
     indocile, indomitable, inimical, insuppressible, intractable,
     intransigent, involuntary, iron-hard, ironlike, irrepressible,
     lapideous, lasting, leakproof, leatherlike, leathery, lithoid,
     lithoidal, marble, marblelike, mutinous, noiseproof, nonconformist,
     noncooperative, nonsusceptible to disease, obdurate, objecting,
     obstinate, obstreperous, obstructive, on the barricades, opposed,
     opposing, oppositional, oppugnant, osseous, out of hand,
     perfunctory, perverse, proof, proof against, protesting,
     punctureproof, reactionary, rebellious, recalcitrant, refractory,
     reluctant, renitent, repellent, repugnant, resisting, resistive,
     restive, retardant, retardative, revolutionary, rocklike, rocky,
     ropy, rustproof, shatterproof, shedding, shellproof, shrewish,
     sinewy, solid, soundproof, steellike, steely, stiff, stonelike,
     stony, stringy, strong, stubborn, sulky, sullen, tenacious, tight,
     tough, tough as leather, unaffected, unbiddable, uncompliant,
     unconsenting, uncontrollable, uncooperative, ungovernable,
     unmalleable, unmanageable, unmoldable, unruly, unsubmissive,
     untiring, unwilling, unyielding, up in arms, vigorous, viscid,
     watertight, weatherproof, wild, wiry, withstanding
  
  

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