withdrawal ( withdrawals plural )
1 n-var The withdrawalof something is the act or process of removing it, or ending it.
FORMAL usu N of n
If you experience any unusual symptoms after withdrawal of the treatment then contact your doctor.
2 n-uncount Someone's withdrawalfrom an activity or an organization is their decision to stop taking part in it.
usu with supp
...his withdrawal from government in 1946.
3 n-count A withdrawal is an amount of money that you take from your bank account., (Antonym: deposit)
4 n-uncount Withdrawal is the period during which someone feels ill after they have stopped taking a drug which they were addicted to. Withdrawal from heroin is actually like a severe attack of gastric flu.
When someone has withdrawal symptoms, they feel ill after they have stopped taking a drug which they were addicted to. n-plural
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