One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Offering no resistance to something or someone.‘the drugs wipe out all the non-resistant germs’‘non-resistant pacifism’
submissive, acquiescent, unresisting, yielding, unassertive, compliant, complaisant, pliant, resigned, obedient, docile, tractable, malleable, pliable, meek, subdued, deferential, forbearing, long-suffering, patient, lamblike, non-violent, supineView synonyms
- ‘Differential erosion of the alternating layers of resistant and non-resistant rock underlying the forest has created steep, narrow, drainages broken up by benches.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The chickens had to be removed to a new environment before non-resistant bacteria began to reappear.’
- ‘Similarly, fruit flies selected to resist the attacks of parasites are less competitive foragers than their non-resistant counterparts.’
- ‘It is a good policy to use clear epoxy as a top coating for non-resistant paints.’
- ‘It can be fatal if untreated, and the cost of treatment is 100 times more than that for treating non-resistant tuberculosis.’
- ‘By 1941 pacifists had largely left the political arena to strengthen their own non-resistant communities for wartime trial.’
- ‘It is important to recognize that resistance also affects the treatment of individuals with non-resistant organisms.’
- ‘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.’
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