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Meaning of WITHDRAWAL

Pronunciation:  widh'droul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of withdrawing
  2. [n]  the termination of drug taking
  3. [n]  formal separation from an alliance or federation
  4. [n]  the act of taking out money or other capital
  5. [n]  a retraction of a previously held position
  6. [n]  avoiding emotional involvement
 

WITHDRAWAL is a 10 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: backdown, climb-down, detachment, drug withdrawal, secession
 
 See Also: abandonment, abjuration, bank withdrawal, breakaway, breaking away, cold turkey, conclusion, decampment, defection, departure, desertion, disinvestment, effacement, ending, evacuation, going, going away, indifference, leaving, recantation, receding, recession, remotion, removal, retirement, retraction, retreat, self-effacement, separation, standdown, termination

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\With*draw"al\, n.
The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.
--Fielding.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The physical or psychological state experienced when substances are withdrawn from an addicted person.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Withdrawal is a method of contraception in which the male partner withdraws the penis from the vagina so that ejeculation of sperm does not happen inside the vagina.
 

 

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