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Definition of "rejection" []

  • The act of rejecting or the state of being rejected. (noun)
  • Something rejected. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rejection" in a sentence
  • "They seldom say "no" because they fear disapproval or what they define as rejection."
  • "Implicit in this rejection is the notion that being colonized by the British was a cake walk - cricket, polo, tea parties, and quite walks in the park - rather than some brutal foreign colonial power exploiting anotherforeignland for the benefit of King and Queen, or as Hitler would have said, the fatherland."
  • "When it was rejected later, without the giver there to react, the rejection is a pure expression of right and wrong: clarity."