from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of rejecting or the state of being rejected.
  • n. Something rejected.
  • n. Medicine The failure of a recipient's body to accept a transplanted tissue or organ as the result of immunological incompatability; immunological resistance to foreign tissue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of rejecting.
  • n. The state of being rejected.
  • n. a blocked shot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Act of rejecting, or state of being rejected.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of rejecting, of throwing off or away, or of casting off or forsaking; refusal to accept or grant: as, the rejection of what is worthless; the rejection of a request.
  • n. plural Objects or parts rejected from a collection, as the coarse and least desirable fibers of a fiber-plant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being rejected
  • n. the act of rejecting something
  • n. (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign
  • n. the speech act of rejecting


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