Hives Definition

hīvz
noun
A rash characterized by intensely itching welts, triggered by the release of histamine and caused by an allergic response to any of multiple agents or conditions, including food, drugs, and infections.
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An allergic skin condition characterized by itching, burning, stinging, and the formation of smooth patches, or wheals, usually red; urticaria.
Webster's New World

Plural form of hive.

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verb

Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hive.

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Origin of Hives

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • See hive

    From Wiktionary

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