[ tol-uh-reyt ]
/ ˈtɒl əˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), tol·er·at·ed, tol·er·at·ing.
to allow the existence, presence, practice, or act of without prohibition or hindrance; permit.
to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.
Medicine/Medical. to endure or resist the action of (a drug, poison, etc.).
Obsolete. to experience, undergo, or sustain, as pain or hardship.
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Origin of tolerate
tol·er·a·tive, adjectivetol·er·a·tor, nounnon·tol·er·at·ed, adjectivenon·tol·er·a·tive, adjective
un·tol·er·at·ed, adjectiveun·tol·er·at·ing, adjectiveun·tol·er·a·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tolerative
/ (ˈtɒləˌreɪt) /
to treat with indulgence, liberality, or forbearance
to be able to bear; put up with
med to have tolerance for (a drug, poison, etc)
Derived Formstolerative, adjectivetolerator, noun
Word Origin for tolerate
C16: from Latin tolerāre sustain; related to thole ²
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Word Origin and History for tolerative
1530s, from Latin toleratus, past participle of tolerare (see toleration). Related: Tolerated; tolerating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for tolerative
[ tŏl′ə-rāt′ ]
To allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit.
To put up with; endure.
To have tolerance for a substance or pathogen.
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