[ UK /wɪðdɹˈɔːl/ ]
[ US /wɪðˈdɹɔəɫ, wɪθˈdɹɔəɫ/ ]
NOUN
  1. the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.
    the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood
  2. the act of ceasing to participate in an activity
  3. the act of taking out money or other capital
  4. avoiding emotional involvement
  5. the termination of drug taking
  6. a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation
  7. formal separation from an alliance or federation
  8. the act of withdrawing
    the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam
  9. a retraction of a previously held position
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How To Use withdrawal In A Sentence

  • The commander-in-chief was given 36 hours to secure a withdrawal of his troops from the combat zone.
  • Retirement is likely to move from an abrupt halt at a fixed age to a more gradual withdrawal, with the abolition of compulsory retirement ages. Times, Sunday Times
  • The withdrawal of troops from the area has created a security vacuum which will need to be filled.
  • The sale is part of Unilever's withdrawal from many of its agribusiness operations.
  • There is a great deal of feeling and perhaps some bitterness, but do you not all agree with me that it is quite possible, since there is a fashion of armament in Europe, and since there has been no withdrawal on the part of the Admiralty from the stand taken by the First Lord some months ago, to have the entire Canadian people approach this situation in a calm and in an impartial manner? Canada and the Empire
  • Management's withdrawal from the negotiations greatly disturbs us.
  • The set-off clause precludes the withdrawals of amounts standing to the customer's credit as long as this liability is contingent.
  • The same agents sold a three-bedroom mews, Beiginish on Stable Lane in Monkstown, following its withdrawal from auction at €650,000.
  • The country is preparing for an almost complete withdrawal of foreign troops and diminishing international aid that forms the bulk of its economy. Times, Sunday Times
  • Conclusion: Both spinal and supraspinal neuronal Phosphoinositide 3-kinase(PI3K) pathway played important role in morphine dependent and naloxone-precipitated withdrawal response in mice.
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