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intolerance

noun uk   /ɪnˈtɒl.ər.əns/ us    /-ˈtɑː.lɚ-/
C2 [U] the fact of refusing to accept ideas, beliefs, or behaviour that are different from your own: racial/religious intolerance One side-effect of the drug is intolerance of (= being unable to bear) bright light. [C or U] If you have a food intolerance, you cannot digest a particular food in a normal way and may feel ill if you eat it: (a) food intolerance a wheat/lactose intolerance Amy has an intolerance to dairy products.
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