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withdrawal

noun [C/U]  /wɪθˈdrɔ·əl, wɪð-/ us  
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.
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