Definition of rash in English:


Syllabification: rash
Pronunciation: /raSH


1An area of reddening of a person’s skin, sometimes with raised spots, appearing especially as a result of allergy or illness.
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  • In a few cases, major skin rashes appeared 12-24 hr following exposure.
  • Certain inflammatory diseases can affect your skin, causing rashes and lesions.
  • Prickly heat is a very itchy red skin rash, causing a prickling or burning feeling.
spots, a breakout, an eruption; hives; Medicineerythema, exanthema, urticaria
1.1A series of things of the same type, especially when unpleasant or undesirable, occurring or appearing one after the other within a short space of time: a rash of auto accidents
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  • The run-up to the 30th anniversary produced a rash of new revelations and bitter polemics.
  • The rash of strikes on the railways and elsewhere should quickly disabuse them of that delusion.
  • Just like they said when those very same refineries were shut down because of a rash of accidents, it was going to cost us.
series, succession, spate, wave, flood, deluge, torrent; outbreak, epidemic, flurry


early 18th century: probably related to Old French rasche 'eruptive sores, scurf'; compare with Italian raschia 'itch'.

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