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English noun: withdrawal

1. withdrawal (communication) a retraction of a previously held position

Synonymsbackdown, climb-down

Broader (hypernym)abjuration, recantation, retraction

2. withdrawal (act) the act of taking out money or other capital

Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

Narrower (hyponym)bank withdrawal, disinvestment

3. withdrawal (act) the act of withdrawing

SamplesThe withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam.

Broader (hypernym)departure, going, going away, leaving

Narrower (hyponym)abandonment, decampment, defection, desertion, effacement, evacuation, pullback, receding, recession, retirement, retreat, retreat, retreat, self-effacement

4. withdrawal (feeling) avoiding emotional involvement


Broader (hypernym)indifference

5. withdrawal (act) the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.

SamplesThe nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood.

Broader (hypernym)remotion, removal

6. withdrawal (act) the act of ceasing to participate in an activity

Broader (hypernym)separation

7. withdrawal (act) a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation

Synonymscoitus interruptus, onanism, pulling out, withdrawal method

Broader (hypernym)birth control, birth prevention, family planning

8. withdrawal (act) formal separation from an alliance or federation


Broader (hypernym)separation

Narrower (hyponym)breakaway, breaking away

9. withdrawal (act) the termination of drug taking

Synonymsdrug withdrawal

Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination

Narrower (hyponym)cold turkey

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