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English definition of “withdrawal symptoms”

withdrawal symptoms

noun [plural]    
the unpleasant physical and mental effects that result when you stop doing or taking something, especially a drug , which has become a habit : He was suffering from all the classic withdrawal symptoms associated with giving up heroin .figurative humorous I haven't seen any TV for over a week and I'm having withdrawal symptoms .Symptoms and diagnosis of medical problemsAddictionDrug addiction
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