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English definition of “withdrawal”

withdrawal

noun [U] (NOT AVAILABLE)    /wɪðˈdrɔː.əl/ US  /-ˈdrɑː-/
C2 the act or process of taking something away so that it is no longer available, or of someone stopping being involved in an activity: Doctors demanded the withdrawal of the drug (from the market) after several cases of dangerous side-effects were reported. Her sudden withdrawal from the championship caused a lot of press speculation about her health.Removing and extracting
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