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withdrawal

noun [C or U]
 
 
/wɪðˈdrɔːəl/
BANKING, FINANCE the act of taking money out of an account, or the amount of money taken: The savings account only allows you to make three withdrawals a year. There's a cash withdrawal limit of €500 per day. There are large early withdrawal penalties attached to this mortgage. → Compare deposit noun
[U] the act of stopping something from happening or being available: withdrawal of sth The withdrawal of corporate sponsorship had a damaging impact on the company's performance. withdrawal of an offer/support
[U] COMMERCE the process of removing a product from the market, either temporarily or permanently, because there is a problem with it: The company is still struggling to rebuild its image following the withdrawal of its new cancer drug on safety grounds. The cost of the product withdrawal was estimated at over $10 million.
[U] the state of no longer being involved in something: withdrawal from sth The scandal led to her withdrawal from politics.
[U] the act of officially changing something you previously said: withdrawal of an allegation/statement/complaint
→ See also in-service withdrawal
(Definition of withdrawal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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