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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


Synonymsdetachment


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 withdrawal (act) a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation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


Synonymssecession


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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