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Definition of withdrawal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//wɪðˈdrɔəl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of moving or taking something away or back the withdrawal of support the withdrawal of the UN troops from the region the withdrawal of a product from the market
  2. 2[uncountable] the act of no longer taking part in something or being a member of an organization his withdrawal from the election
  3. 3[countable] the act of taking an amount of money out of your bank account You can make withdrawals of up to $250 a day.
  4. 4[uncountable] the period of time when someone is getting used to not taking a drug that they have become addicted to, and the unpleasant effects of doing this I got withdrawal symptoms after quitting smoking.
  5. 5[countable, usually singular, uncountable] the act of saying that you no longer believe that something you have previously said is true synonym retraction The newspaper published a withdrawal the next day.
  6. 6[uncountable] (psychology) the behavior of someone who wants to be alone and does not want to communicate with other people She is showing signs of withdrawal and depression.
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