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noun withdrawal pronunciation in American English /wɪðˈdrɔəl/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the act of stopping something or of taking something away
    withdrawal of: Their withdrawal of support forced the official to resign.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the act of no longer being involved in something
    withdrawal from: Illness led to her withdrawal from the contest.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] the process of taking an amount of money out of your bank account, or the amount of money that you take out
    make a withdrawal: You can make a withdrawal from most ATMs.
  4. 4
    [singular] a statement that says that you want people to ignore a remark that you made earlier
    He’s just announced the withdrawal of his resignation.
  5. 5
    [countable/uncountable] the removal of an army from an area of fighting
    Troop withdrawals will take place immediately.
  6. 7
    [uncountable] behavior in which someone prefers to be alone and does not want to talk to other people
    The patient’s withdrawal can be a sign of depression.


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