re·​ject·​ed ri-ˈjek-təd How to pronounce rejected (audio)
: not given approval or acceptance
a rejected lover
feeling lonely and rejected
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.

Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rejected was in 1567

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“Rejected.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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