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WITHDRAWAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does withdrawal mean? 

WITHDRAWAL (noun)
  The noun WITHDRAWAL has 6 senses:

1. a retraction of a previously held position
2. the act of taking out money or other capital
3. the act of withdrawing
4. avoiding emotional involvement
5. formal separation from an alliance or federation
6. the termination of drug taking

  Familiarity information: WITHDRAWAL used as a noun is common.


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WITHDRAWAL (noun)


Sense 1withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A retraction of a previously held position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

backdown; climb-down; withdrawal

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

abjuration; recantation; retraction (a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion)


Sense 2withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of taking out money or other capital

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

remotion; removal (the act of removing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "withdrawal"):

bank withdrawal (the withdrawal of money from your account at a bank)

disinvestment (the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation)


Sense 3withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of withdrawing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

departure; going; going away; leaving (act of departing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "withdrawal"):

effacement; self-effacement (withdrawing into the background; making yourself inconspicuous)

receding; recession (the act of becoming more distant)

retreat ((military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat)

pullback ((military) the act of pulling back (especially an orderly withdrawal of troops))

abandonment; defection; desertion (withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility)

decampment (breaking camp)

evacuation (the act of evacuating; leaving a place in an orderly fashion; especially for protection)

retirement; retreat (withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation)


Sense 4withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Avoiding emotional involvement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

detachment; withdrawal

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

indifference (unbiased impartial unconcern)


Sense 5withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formal separation from an alliance or federation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

secession; withdrawal

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

separation (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "withdrawal"):

breakaway; breaking away (the act of breaking away or withdrawing from)


Sense 6withdrawal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The termination of drug taking

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

drug withdrawal; withdrawal

Hypernyms ("withdrawal" is a kind of...):

conclusion; ending; termination (the act of ending something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "withdrawal"):

cold turkey (complete and abrupt withdrawal of all addictive drugs or anything else on which you have become dependent)


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