rejection

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Etymology[edit]

From French réjection or directly from Latin reiectiōnem, accusative of Latin reiectiō. Displaced native Old English āworpennes (literally thrown-out-ness).

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rejection (countable and uncountable, plural rejections)

  1. The act of rejecting.
  2. The state of being rejected.
  3. (sports) A blocked shot.
  4. (medicine) An immune reaction of a host organism to a foreign biological tissue, such as in an organ transplant.

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