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rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of rejection

  1. 1 a :  the action of rejecting :  the state of being rejected b :  an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components of the recipient organism

  2. 2 :  something rejected



Examples of rejection

  1. <made a flat rejection of the charges against him>

  2. <the judge's swift rejection of the lawyer's request for a recess>



Circa 1552

First Known Use of rejection

circa 1552



REJECTION Defined for Kids

rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Definition of rejection

  1. :  the act of not accepting, believing, or considering something :  the state of being rejected




Medical Dictionary

rejection

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noun re·jec·tion \ri-ˈjek-shən\

Medical Definition of rejection

  1. 1:  the action of rejecting or the state of being rejected <feelings of rejection> <rejection of the atypical child by the…group—G. S. Speer>

  2. 2:  an immune response in which foreign tissue (as of a skin graft or transplanted organ) is attacked by immune system components (as antibodies, T cells, and macrophages) of the recipient organism





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