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withdrawal definition


This page has 5 definitions of withdrawal in English. Withdrawal is a noun. Examples of how to use withdrawal in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .



From withdraw +‎ -al.


  • IPA(key): /wɪðˈdɹɔː(ə)l/, /wɪθˈdɹɔː(ə)l/
    • (file)
  • (intrusive r) IPA(key): /wɪðˈdɹɔːɹəl/, /wɪθˈdɹɔːɹəl/


withdrawal (countable and uncountable, plural withdrawals)

  1. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
    • 1973, American jurisprudence: a modern comprehensive text statement of American Law, State and Federal, Volume 69, page 852:
      In view of the second aspect of its control function, the Federal Reserve Board prohibits, with specified limited exceptions, the wisthdrawal of securities from general accounts where such withdrawals would undermargin such accounts.
  2. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  3. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is dependent is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier.
    heroin withdrawal
    nicotine withdrawal
    caffeine withdrawal
  4. An act of withdrawing or a state of being withdrawn.
  5. The sum of money taken from a bank account.


  • (receiving from someone's care): deposit


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