intolerance


in·tol·er·ance

noun \(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

in·tol·er·ance

noun \(ˈ)in-ˈtäl(-ə)-rən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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