withdrawal


withdrawal
[[t]wɪðdrɔ͟ːəl[/t]]
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withdrawals
1) N-VAR: usu N of n The withdrawal of something is the act or process of removing it, or ending it. [FORMAL]

...withdrawal of friendship...

If you experience any unusual symptoms after withdrawal of the treatment then contact your doctor.

...allied troop withdrawal from the north of the country.

2) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp Someone's withdrawal from an activity or an organization is their decision to stop taking part in it.

...his withdrawal from government in 1946.

3) N-COUNT A withdrawal is an amount of money that you take from your bank account.
Ant:
4) N-SING: N of n The withdrawal of a remark or statement that you have made is the act of saying that you want people to ignore it.

The charity says it wants a withdrawal of the comments.

Syn:
retraction
5) N-UNCOUNT Withdrawal is the period during which someone feels ill after they have stopped taking a drug which they were addicted to.

Withdrawal from heroin is actually like a severe attack of gastric flu.

6) N-UNCOUNT Withdrawal is behaviour in which someone prefers to be alone and does not want to talk to other people.

...an inability to cope with emotional problems except by retreating into withdrawal.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • withdrawal — with‧draw‧al [wɪDˈdrɔːəl, wɪθ ǁ ˈdrɒːəl ] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] BANKING the act of taking money from a bank account, or the amount you take out: withdrawal of • There are penalties for the early withdrawal of savings. • cash… …   Financial and business terms

  • withdrawal — with·draw·al n 1: the act or fact of withdrawing withdrawal from a conspiracy 2: removal of money from a place of deposit or investment a penalty for early withdrawal Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • withdrawal — (n.) 1820s, act of taking back, also retraction of a statement, from WITHDRAW (Cf. withdraw) + AL (Cf. al) (2). Earlier words in the same sense were withdrawment (1640s); withdraught (mid 14c.). Meaning removal of money from a bank, etc. is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • withdrawal — [with drôl′mənt, with drôl′məntwithdrô′əl, withdrô′əl] n. 1. the act of withdrawing 2. the act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental… …   English World dictionary

  • Withdrawal — With*draw al, n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction. Fielding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • withdrawal — [n] removal; retraction abandonment, abdication, abjuration, alienation, departure, disavowal, disclaimer, disengagement, egress, egression, exit, exiting, exodus, extraction, marooning, palinode, recall, recantation, relinquishment, repudiation …   New thesaurus

  • withdrawal — ► NOUN 1) the action or an act of withdrawing. 2) the process of ceasing to take an addictive drug …   English terms dictionary

  • Withdrawal — For other uses, see Withdrawal (disambiguation). Withdrawal Classification and external resources ICD 10 F10.3 F19.3 ICD …   Wikipedia

  • withdrawal — noun 1 removing/leaving ADJECTIVE ▪ eventual, imminent ▪ abrupt, immediate, precipitous (esp. AmE), rapid, sudden ▪ gradual …   Collocations dictionary

  • withdrawal — n. removal of funds 1) to make a withdrawal 2) mass withdrawals 3) a withdrawal from (a withdrawal from an account) retreat (often mil.) 4) to carry out, make a withdrawal 5) to complete a withdrawal 6) an orderly; precipitate; strategic;… …   Combinatory dictionary


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