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tolerance

Pronunciation: tol'er-ans

Definition:

  1. The ability to endure or be less responsive to a stimulus, especially over a period of continued exposure.
  2. The power of resisting the action of a poison or of taking a drug continuously or in large doses without injurious effects.

[L. tolero, pp. -atus, to endure]

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