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tolerant

[tol-er-uh nt] /ˈtɒl ər ənt/
adjective
1.
inclined or disposed to tolerate; showing tolerance; forbearing:
tolerant of errors.
2.
favoring toleration:
a tolerant church.
3.
Medicine/Medical, Immunology.
  1. able to endure or resist the action of a drug, poison, etc.
  2. lacking or exhibiting low levels of immune response to a normally immunogenic substance.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin tolerant- (stem of tolerāns), present participle of tolerāre to bear. See tolerate, -ant
Related forms
tolerantly, adverb
nontolerant, adjective
nontolerantly, adverb
overtolerant, adjective
overtolerantly, adverb
quasi-tolerant, adjective
quasi-tolerantly, adverb
self-tolerant, adjective
self-tolerantly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for self-tolerant

tolerant

/ˈtɒlərənt/
adjective
1.
able to tolerate the beliefs, actions, opinions, etc, of others
2.
permissive
3.
able to withstand extremes, as of heat and cold
4.
(med) (of a patient) exhibiting tolerance to a drug
Derived Forms
tolerantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for self-tolerant

tolerant

adj.

1784, from Latin tolerantia "endurance," from tolerans, present participle of tolerare "to bear, endure, tolerate" (see toleration). Related: Tolerantly.

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