synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of withdrawal in English

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From withdraw +‎ -al.


  • IPA(key): /wɪðˈdɹɔː(ə)l/, /wɪθˈdɹɔː(ə)l/
  • (informal, US) IPA(key): /ˈwɪθˌdɹɔːl/
  • (intrusive r) IPA(key): /wɪðˈdɹɔːɹəl/, /wɪθˈdɹɔːɹəl/


withdrawal (countable and uncountable, plural withdrawals)

  1. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  2. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  3. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is dependent is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier.
    heroin withdrawal
    nicotine withdrawal
    caffeine withdrawal
  4. An act of withdrawing or a state of being withdrawn.
  5. The sum of money taken from a bank account.


  • (receiving from someone's care): deposit


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