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Definition 1: the act of withdrawing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where withdrawal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of departing

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat

"the disorderly retreat of French troops"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) (military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops)

"the pullback is expected to be over 25,000 troops"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility

"his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) breaking camp

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation

"the religious retreat is a form of vacation activity"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the act of withdrawing or going backward (especially to escape something hazardous or unpleasant)

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the act of becoming more distant

Definition 2: formal separation from an alliance or federation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for withdrawal in the sense of this definition

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of dividing or disconnecting

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the act of breaking away or withdrawing from

"there was a breakaway by the discontented members" "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"

Definition 3: the termination of drug taking - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for withdrawal in the sense of this definition

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent

"he quit smoking cold turkey" "she quit her job cold turkey"

Definition 4: the act of taking out money or other capital - [noun denoting act]

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the withdrawal of money from your account at a bank

(... is a kind of withdrawal ) the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation

Definition 5: a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for withdrawal in the sense of this definition

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) limiting the number of children born

Definition 6: the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc. - [noun denoting act]

Samples where withdrawal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of removing

"he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"

Definition 7: the act of ceasing to participate in an activity - [noun denoting act]

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) the act of dividing or disconnecting

Definition 8: a retraction of a previously held position - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for withdrawal in the sense of this definition

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion

Definition 9: avoiding emotional involvement - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for withdrawal in the sense of this definition

(withdrawal is a kind of ...) unbiased impartial unconcern

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