Definition of tolerator in US English:

tolerator

noun

  • See tolerate

    • ‘Ungulates, with their large molars for grinding large amounts of low-quality food, can be considered tolerators.’
    • ‘Tolerance can only be ‘given’ in situations where the people being ‘tolerated’ do what the tolerators want them to do - i.e., where an unequal power relationship exists.’
    • ‘Both pines are sclerophyllous like tolerators, as are dawn redwood and bald cypress.’
    • ‘Breeders, competitors and tolerators are useful as categories, but are more informative as quantified axes, or polarities.’
    • ‘Three theoretical polarities are widely recognized and are here called breeders (with emphasis or reproduction), competitors (with emphasis on agonistic behavior), and tolerators (with emphasis on coping with resource shortages).’

Pronunciation

tolerator

/-ˌrātər/