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Rash Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    rash adj
  1. imprudently incurring risk; "do something rash that he will forever repent"- George Meredith
  2. marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center" [syn: foolhardy, reckless] n
  3. any red eruption of the skin [syn: roseola, efflorescence, skin rash]
  4. a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences; "a rash of bank robberies"; "a blizzard of lawsuits" [syn: blizzard]
Rash Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rash \Rash\, v. t. [For arace]
  1. To pull off or pluck violently. [Obs.]
  2. To slash; to hack; to slice. [Obs.] Rushing of helms and riving plates asunder. --Spenser.
Rash Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rash \Rash\, n. [OF. rashe an eruption, scurf, F. rache; fr. (assumed) LL. rasicare to scratch, fr. L. radere, rasum, to scrape, scratch, shave. See Rase, and cf. Rascal.] (Med.) A fine eruption or efflorescence on the body, with little or no elevation. Canker rash. See in the Vocabulary. Nettle rash. See Urticaria. Rose rash. See Roseola. Tooth rash. See Red-gum.
Rash Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rash \Rash\, n. [Cf. F. ras short-nap cloth, It. & Sp. raso satin (cf. Rase); or cf. It. rascia serge, G. rasch, probably fr. Arras in France (cf. Arras).] An inferior kind of silk, or mixture of silk and worsted. [Obs.] --Donne.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Rash'

A rash is a change of the skin which affects its color, appearance or texture. A rash may be localized in one part of the body, or affect all the skin. Rashes may cause the skin to change color, itch, become warm, bumpy, dry, cracked or blistered, swell and may be painful. The causes, and therefore treatments for rashes, vary widely. Diagnosis must take into account such things as the appearance of the rash, other symptoms, what the patient may have been exposed to, occupation, and occurrence in family members. The diagnosis may confirm any number of conditions.

The presence of a rash may aid associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases. For example, the rash in measles is an erythematous, maculopapular rash that begins a few days after the fever starts. It classically starts at the head and spreads downwards.

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* It is rash to condemn where you are ignorant. - Seneca

* The assumed instinctive belief in God has been used by many persons as an argument for His existence. But this is a rash argument, as we should thus be compelled to believe in the existence of cruel and malignant spirits, only a little more powerful than man for the belief in them is far more general than in a beneficent Diety. - Charles Robert Darwin

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