Synonyms of withdrawal


1. withdrawal, backdown, climb-down, retraction, abjuration, recantation

usage: a retraction of a previously held position

2. withdrawal, removal, remotion

usage: the act of taking out money or other capital

3. withdrawal, departure, going, going away, leaving

usage: the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam"

4. withdrawal, detachment, indifference

usage: avoiding emotional involvement

5. withdrawal, removal, remotion

usage: the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.; "the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood"

6. withdrawal, separation

usage: the act of ceasing to participate in an activity

7. coitus interruptus, withdrawal method, withdrawal, pulling out, onanism, birth control, birth prevention, family planning

usage: a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation

8. secession, withdrawal, separation

usage: formal separation from an alliance or federation

9. withdrawal, drug withdrawal, termination, ending, conclusion

usage: the termination of drug taking

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Definition and meaning of withdrawal (Dictionary)