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[n] 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"
[n] the military action of resisting the enemy's advance; "the enemy offered little resistance"
[n] group action in opposition to those in power
[n] an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
[n] (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
[n] the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
[n] a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
[n] any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
[n] a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
[n] (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

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