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tol·er·ant

(tol'ĕr-ănt),
Having the property of tolerance.

tolerant

(tŏl′ər-ənt)
adj.
1. Able to withstand or endure an adverse environmental condition: plants tolerant of extreme heat.
2. Able to digest or metabolize a food, drug, or other substance or compound: people who are lactose tolerant.

tol′er·ant·ly adv.

tol·er·ant

(tol'ĕr-ănt)
Having the property of tolerance.

tolerant

Capable of enduring or withstanding drugs without experiencing ill effects.
References in classic literature ?
Twenty years of unwilling apprenticeship had been required to make my system rebelliously tolerant of alcohol, to make me, in the heart and the deeps of me, desirous of alcohol.
It was nothing to her that the kindness took the form of tolerant patronage; she was used to that.
Holmes was not prone to friendship, but he was tolerant of the big Scotchman, and smiled at the sight of him.
a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, announced the availability of a fault tolerant version of the Linux operating system that is available on the NEC Express5800/320Lb fault tolerant server.
has achieved this by developing crops that are tolerant to imidazolinones--a chemistry family consisting of six active ingredients, each of which controls a different spectrum of weeds.
The varieties were tolerant to herbicides glyphosate, glufosinate, and imidazolinone respectively.
A fault tolerant NIC team eliminates the single points of failure.
Plants that can grow in the shady, reduced circumstances beneath taller plants are called tolerant.
NEC Computers' Express 5800/320La fault tolerant server, the first in a series of fault tolerant servers introduced by the company, won the award.
Patent and Trademark Office has notified the company that it will be granted a patent covering insect tolerant plants.
Currently the only incentive of its kind for a fault tolerant server, this limited time offer is applicable to new purchases made from November 6, 2006 through March 31, 2007 and is valid for one year from the date of installation within the United States.