Definition of Withdrawal

1. Noun. A retraction of a previously held position.

Exact synonyms: Backdown, Climb-down
Generic synonyms: Abjuration, Recantation, Retraction
Derivative terms: Back Down, Withdraw

2. Noun. The act of taking out money or other capital.
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal
Specialized synonyms: Bank Withdrawal, Disinvestment
Derivative terms: Withdraw

3. Noun. The act of withdrawing. "The withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

4. Noun. Avoiding emotional involvement.
Exact synonyms: Detachment
Generic synonyms: Indifference
Derivative terms: Withdraw

5. Noun. The act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.. "The nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood"
Generic synonyms: Remotion, Removal

6. Noun. The act of ceasing to participate in an activity.
Generic synonyms: Separation

7. Noun. A method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation.

8. Noun. Formal separation from an alliance or federation.
Exact synonyms: Secession
Generic synonyms: Separation
Specialized synonyms: Breakaway, Breaking Away
Derivative terms: Secede, Withdraw

9. Noun. The termination of drug taking.
Exact synonyms: Drug Withdrawal
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Ending, Termination
Specialized synonyms: Cold Turkey

Definition of Withdrawal

1. n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.

2. n. The act of withdrawing; withdrawment; retreat; retraction.

Definition of Withdrawal

1. Noun. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money. ¹

2. Noun. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation. ¹

3. Noun. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier ¹

4. Noun. An act of withdrawing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Withdrawal

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Medical Definition of Withdrawal

1. 1. A pathological retreat from interpersonal contact and social involvement, as may occur in schizophrenia, depression or schizoid avoidant and schizotypal personality disorders. 2. A substance specific organic brain syndrome that follows the cessation of use or reduction in intake of a psychoactive substance that had been regularly used to induce a state of intoxication. (06 Oct 1997)

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