American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act or process of withdrawing, as:
- n. A retreat or retirement.
- n. Retreat of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat.
- n. Detachment, as from social or emotional involvement.
- n. A removal from a place or position of something that has been deposited.
- n. Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance.
- n. The physiological and mental readjustment that accompanies such discontinuation.
- n. The act or an instance of retracting or revoking: feared the withdrawal of his parents' permission.
- n. Coitus interruptus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of withdrawing or taking back; a recalling.
- n. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
- n. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
- n. 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
- n. An act of withdrawing.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.
- n. a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
- n. the termination of drug taking
- n. formal separation from an alliance or federation
- n. the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.
- n. a retraction of a previously held position
- n. the act of ceasing to participate in an activity
- n. avoiding emotional involvement
- n. the act of withdrawing
- n. the act of taking out money or other capital
- From withdraw + -al. (Wiktionary)
“And the deadline Obama set to begin withdrawal is nine months away.”
“The analogy of giving more alcohol to an alcoholic in withdrawal is quite apt.”
“Instead, it is a troubled and uncertain withdrawal from the mimetic closure of defensive polemic and sympathetic attachmentfor the sake of something aesthetic.”
“I don't use the term withdrawal because I don't think we can just pick up and leave,”
“Did you even read this part above: "I don't use the term withdrawal because I don't think we can just pick up and leave," Powers said.”
“Every couple of months with Doctor's permission I stop 'cold turkey' to see if the underlying pain has increased or diminished - the withdrawal is the worst kind of miserable, but not fatal (and the underlying pain hasn't diminished.)”
“They even prefer to avoid the use of the word "withdrawal" and term the final pull-out of a US army that once numbered 170,000 men in 550 bases as a "reposturing" of forces.”
“And he specifies that the excommunication affects persons, not institutions: the withdrawal is a disciplinary act, which is quite separate from the doctrinal area: "The fact that the Fraternity of Saint Pius X does not possess a canonical position in the Church is not based ultimately on disciplinary grounds but on doctrinal ones" and its ministers, even if "they were freed from ecclesiastical punishment, do not exercise in a legitimate way any ministry in the Church.”
“Friends eventually forsake them, and they suffer terrible withdrawal from the communication addiction.”
“I meant fees for using the Mexican bank's ATM or fees for making an ATM withdrawal from the US bank.”
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