Definition of non-resistant in English:



  • Offering no resistance to something or someone.

    ‘the drugs wipe out all the non-resistant germs’
    ‘non-resistant pacifism’
    • ‘It is important to recognize that resistance also affects the treatment of individuals with non-resistant organisms.’
    • ‘It can be fatal if untreated, and the cost of treatment is 100 times more than that for treating non-resistant tuberculosis.’
    • ‘The chickens had to be removed to a new environment before non-resistant bacteria began to reappear.’
    • ‘Unless the strains are significantly less infectious or deadly than the non-resistant strains, they'll spread more quickly.’
    • ‘I urge anyone reading this to look into the effects of smallpox on non-resistant populations.’
    • ‘It is a good policy to use clear epoxy as a top coating for non-resistant paints.’
    • ‘To guard against the development of insects that are resistant to insecticides, the government has created refuges to ensure that non-resistant insects survive and mate with resistant ones.’
    • ‘Similarly, fruit flies selected to resist the attacks of parasites are less competitive foragers than their non-resistant counterparts.’
    • ‘By 1941 pacifists had largely left the political arena to strengthen their own non-resistant communities for wartime trial.’
    • ‘Differential erosion of the alternating layers of resistant and non-resistant rock underlying the forest has created steep, narrow, drainages broken up by benches.’
    submissive, acquiescent, unresisting, yielding, unassertive, compliant, complaisant, pliant, resigned, obedient, docile, tractable, malleable, pliable, meek, subdued, deferential, forbearing, long-suffering, patient, lamblike, non-violent, supine
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