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intolerance

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noun in·tol·er·ance \(ˌ)in-ˈtäl-rən(t)s, -ˈtä-lə-\

Definition of intolerance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being intolerant

  2. 2 :  exceptional sensitivity (as to a drug); specifically :  inability to properly metabolize or absorb a substance



Examples of intolerance

  1. <a memoir of a time when racial intolerance was socially acceptable>



1765

First Known Use of intolerance

1765


INTOLERANCE Defined for Kids

intolerance

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noun in·tol·er·ance \in-ˈtä-lə-rəns\

Definition of intolerance

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being unable or unwilling to put up with <an intolerance to bright light>

  2. 2 :  a reluctance to grant rights to other people <religious intolerance>




Medical Dictionary

intolerance

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noun in·tol·er·ance \(ˈ)in-ˈtäl(-ə)-rən(t)s\

Medical Definition of intolerance

  1. 1:  lack of an ability to endure <an intolerance to light>

  2. 2:  exceptional sensitivity (as to a food or drug); specifically :  inability to properly metabolize or absorb a substance <glucose intolerance>





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