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rejection

[ ri-jek-shuhn ]
/ rɪˈdʒɛk ʃən /
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noun
the act or process of rejecting.
the state of being rejected.
something that is rejected.
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Origin of rejection

1545–55; <Latin rējectiōn- (stem of rējectiō) a throwing back, equivalent to rēject(us) (see reject) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM rejection

non·re·jec·tion, nounpre·re·jec·tion, noun
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Cultural definitions for rejection

rejection

A process in which the immune system of a body attacks an organ or tissue, either its own or tissue transplanted into it from another organism. (See xenotransplantation.)

notes for rejection

Rejection is the most serious problem faced in surgery involving organ transplants. Drugs are used to suppress the immune system after organ transplant in order to prevent the rejection of and eventual death of the transplanted tissue.
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