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intolerance

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

Definition of INTOLERANCE

1
:  the quality or state of being intolerant
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>

First Known Use of INTOLERANCE

1765
INTOLERANCE Defined for Kids

intolerance

noun in·tol·er·ance \in-ˈtä-lə-rəns\

Definition of INTOLERANCE for Kids

1
:  the quality or state of being unable or unwilling to put up with <an intolerance to bright light>
2
:  a reluctance to grant rights to other people <religious intolerance>
Medical Dictionary

intolerance

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

Medical Definition of INTOLERANCE

1
:  lack of an ability to endure <an intolerance to light>
2
:  exceptional sensitivity (as to a food or drug); specifically :  inability to properly metabolize or absorb a substance <glucose intolerance>

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