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English definition of “withdrawal”

withdrawal

noun [C/U]    /wɪθˈdrɔ·əl, wɪð-/
an act of taking something back, removing something, or moving something back: [C] a troop withdrawal [C] He had made several large withdrawals from his bank account (= He had taken out a lot of money ). [C] Her sudden withdrawal from the competition surprised everyone. Withdrawal also means the physical and mental effects experienced when a person stops using a drug .
(Definition of withdrawal noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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