What does withdrawal mean?

Definitions for withdrawal
wɪðˈdrɔ əl, -ˈdrɔl, wɪθ-with·draw·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. withdrawal, backdown, climb-down(noun)

    a retraction of a previously held position

  2. withdrawal(noun)

    the act of taking out money or other capital

  3. withdrawal(noun)

    the act of withdrawing

    "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

  4. withdrawal, detachment(noun)

    avoiding emotional involvement

  5. withdrawal(noun)

    the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.

    "the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood"

  6. withdrawal(noun)

    the act of ceasing to participate in an activity

  7. coitus interruptus, withdrawal method, withdrawal, pulling out, onanism(noun)

    a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation

  8. secession, withdrawal(noun)

    formal separation from an alliance or federation

  9. withdrawal, drug withdrawal(noun)

    the termination of drug taking


  1. withdrawal(Noun)

    Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.

  2. withdrawal(Noun)

    A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.

  3. withdrawal(Noun)

    A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier

  4. withdrawal(Noun)

    An act of withdrawing.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withdrawal(noun)

    the act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction


  1. Withdrawal

    Withdrawal is the group of symptoms that occur upon the abrupt discontinuation or decrease in intake of medications or recreational drugs. In order to experience the symptoms of withdrawal, one must have first developed a physical or mental dependence. This happens after consuming one or more substances for a certain period of time, which is both dose dependent and varies based upon the drug consumed. For example, prolonged use of an anti-depressant is most likely to cause a much different reaction when discontinued than the repeated use of an opioid, such as heroin. The route of administration, whether intravenous, intramuscular, oral or otherwise, can also play a role in determining the severity of withdrawal symptoms. There are different stages of withdrawal as well. Generally, a person will start to feel worse and worse, hit a plateau, and then the symptoms begin to dissipate. However, withdrawal from certain drugs can be fatal and therefore the abrupt discontinuation of any type of drug is not recommended. The term "cold turkey" is used to describe the sudden cessation use of a substance and the ensuing physiologic manifestations.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'withdrawal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4362

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'withdrawal' in Nouns Frequency: #1677

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withdrawal in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withdrawal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of withdrawal in a Sentence

  1. Pete Buttigieg:

    The slaughter going on in Syria is not a consequence of American presence, it's a consequence of a withdrawal and the betrayal by this president of American allies and American values.

  2. Liakot Ali:

    We have demanded the release of all 17 people who have been arrested, the withdrawal of cases against villagers who demonstrated against this plant ... and the treatment of those injured during the demonstration.

  3. Le Drian:

    We're telling the Americans that it's their business what sanctions they impose, but we consider the extraterritoriality of these measures unacceptable, europeans should not have to pay for U.S. withdrawal from an agreement.

  4. Romano Sala Tenna:

    I certainly think this decision was driven by Buffett's investment in the company, the only major change to IAG's shareholder registry in the time between it announced China expansion and the withdrawal was Buffett's investment.

  5. Dmitry Peskov:

    There is an understanding that effective measures should be taken, which would lead to real ceasefire on the frontline and to ensure military hardware withdrawal, minsk accords are being implemented too slowly, serious disappointment is not concealed.

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  • اِنْسِحابArabic
  • Entzug, EntnahmeGerman
  • απόσυρση, διακοπτόμενη συνουσία, ανάκληση, αποχώρηση, στερητικό σύνδρομο, τράβηγμα, ανάληψηGreek
  • síndrome de abstinencia, coitus interruptusSpanish
  • otto, poisvetäminen, nosto, vetäytyminen, keskeytetty yhdyntä, vieroitus, vierotusoireetFinnish
  • retrait, sevrage, manque, coït interrompuFrench
  • togailScottish Gaelic
  • משיכהHebrew
  • 引き出し, 膣外射精, 禁断症状, 出金Japanese
  • izņemšana, lomkas, pārtrauktais dzimumakts, izvešana, abstinences simptomiLatvian
  • unuhangaMāori
  • coito interrompido, síndrome de abstinência, retiradaPortuguese
  • вывод, снятие, ломкаRussian
  • abstinens, uttagSwedish
  • ఉపసంహరణTelugu

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