hives

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English[edit]

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eruption of cholinergic urticaria welts on the trunk

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Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain, but frequently connected with heave, even if such a derivation is phonologically difficult.

Noun[edit]

hives pl (plural only)

  1. Itchy, swollen, red areas of the skin which can appear quickly in response to an allergen or due to other conditions.
    • 2020, N. K. Jemisin, The City We Became, Orbit, page 108:
      When she recovers enough to look down at her arms [...] she blinks to see them covered in faint, but rising, puffy welts. Hives. She's breaking out in hives.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See hive

Noun[edit]

hives

  1. plural of hive

Verb[edit]

hives

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hive

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