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re·sis·tance

n 1  :  power or capacity to resist : esp  :  the inherent ability of an organism to resist harmful influences (as disease, toxic agents, or infection)  2  :  the opposition offered by a body to the passage through it of a steady electric current  3  :  a psychological defense mechanism wherein a psychoanalysis patient rejects, denies, or otherwise opposes therapeutic efforts by the analyst .
 
 

 
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