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tolerance

noun (ABILITY TO DEAL WITH)    /ˈtɒl.ər.əns/ US  /ˈtɑː.lɚ-/
[U] the ability to deal with something unpleasant or annoying , or to continue existing despite bad or difficult conditions : My tolerance of heat is considerably greater after having lived in the Far East for a couple of years .Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people [U] specialized biology an animal's or plant's ability not to be harmed by a drug or poison over a long period of time : a greater tolerance of/to the drug Immunology and vaccination
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