What does withdrawal mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word withdrawal.

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    a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation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

    Not only are we not asking for a longer transition period but the EU has always been very clear that you can't use Article 50 to talk about the long-term future relationship, there is a withdrawal agreement that talks about a period up until the end of 2020, then what we will be seeking to have agreed in clear outline .... over the ensuing period is the big treaty that sets the terms of the future relationship.

  2. 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.

  3. Jon Tester:

    I do think we need to learn from past mistakes and I do think we need to have a thoughtful withdrawal, i think we do agree with the President that the quicker we can get out of Syria the better, but it has to be with a plan, and if it is not with a plan than it would be a huge mistake.

  4. Richard Grenell:

    You have to give it to Chancellor Merkel: She outmaneuvered Joe Biden in just three weeks. Merkel made it clear she would not take sides between communist China and capitalist America, reversed the 10,000-U.S. troop withdrawal that Trump previously announced and got the Biden administration to stop enforcing Nord Stream 2 sanctions.

  5. The United Nations:

    He intends to spend more time in the two capitals (Riyadh and Sanaa) to discuss the draft principles paper which was developed here in Geneva - as he said, 'until we reach a preliminary agreement', as you know, before leaving us here in Geneva, he said both sides had shown signs of constructive engagement regarding the possibility of reaching a humanitarian truce and that there was emerging common ground upon which to build an eventual ceasefire coupled with the withdrawal of combattants.

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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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