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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·sist v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resisted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resisting.]
 1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.
 That mortal dint,
 Save He who reigns above, none can resist.   --Milton.
 2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.
    God resisteth the proud.   --James iv. 6.
 Contrary to his high will
 Whom we resist.   --Milton.
 3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.
 4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.]
 Syn: -- To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract; check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·sist·ing, a. Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. -- Re*sist*ing ly, adv.