Remedy \Rem"e*dy\ (r?m"?-d?), n.; pl. Remedies (-d?z). [L.
remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F.
rem[`e]de remedy, rem['e]dier to remedy. See Medical.]
1. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout. [1913 Webster]
2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to. [1913 Webster]
What may else be remedy or cure To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
3. (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong. [1913 Webster]
Syn: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress; relief; aid; help; assistance. [1913 Webster]
Tolerance \Tol"er*ance\, n. [L. tolerantia: cf. F.
1. The power or capacity of enduring; the act of enduring; endurance. [1913 Webster]
Diogenes, one frosty morning, came into the market place, shaking, to show his tolerance. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
2. The endurance of the presence or actions of objectionable persons, or of the expression of offensive opinions; toleration. [1913 Webster]
3. (Med.) The power possessed or acquired by some persons of bearing doses of medicine which in ordinary cases would prove injurious or fatal. [1913 Webster]
4. (Forestry) Capability of growth in more or less shade.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
5. the allowed amount of variation from the standard or from exact conformity to the specified dimensions, weight, hardness, voltage etc., in various mechanical or electrical devices or operations; -- caklled also allowance specif.: (Coinage) The amount which coins, either singly or in lots, are legally allowed to vary above or below the standard of weight or fineness. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
6. (Biochemistry) the capacity to resist the deleterious action of a chemical agent normally harmful to the organism; as, the acquired tolerance of bacteria to anitbiotics. [PJC]
7. (Immunology) the acquired inability to respond with an immune reaction to an antigen to which the organism normally responds; -- called also immunotolerance, immunological tolerance, or immune tolerance. Such tolerance may be induced by exposing an animal to the antigen at a very early stage of life, prior to maturation of the immune system, or, in adults, by exposing the animal to repeated low doses of a weak protein antigen (low-zone tolerance), or to a large amount of an antigen (high-zone tolerance). [PJC]
1: the power or capacity of an organism to tolerate unfavorable environmental conditions
2: a disposition to allow freedom of choice and behavior [syn: permissiveness, tolerance] [ant: restrictiveness, unpermissiveness]
3: the act of tolerating something
4: willingness to recognize and respect the beliefs or practices of others [ant: intolerance]
5: a permissible difference; allowing some freedom to move within limits [syn: allowance, leeway, margin, tolerance]
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