rejected

adjective
re·​ject·​ed | \ ri-ˈjek-təd How to pronounce rejected (audio) \

Definition of rejected

1 : not given approval or acceptance a rejected lover feeling lonely and rejected
2 medical : marked by or exhibiting immunological rejection (see rejection sense 1b) … one patient received a second kidney (from his mother) after removal of a rejected kidney …— G. Lecatsas et al.

First Known Use of rejected

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rejected.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rejected. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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