Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun withdrawal

9 senses of withdrawal

Sense 1
withdrawal, backdown, climb-down -- (a retraction of a previously held position)
       => retraction, abjuration, recantation -- (a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion)

Sense 2
withdrawal -- (the act of taking out money or other capital)
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 3
withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing; "the withdrawal of French troops from Vietnam")
       => departure, going, going away, leaving -- (the act of departing)

Sense 4
withdrawal, detachment -- (avoiding emotional involvement)
       => indifference -- (unbiased impartial unconcern)

Sense 5
withdrawal -- (the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.; "the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood")
       => removal, remotion -- (the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy")

Sense 6
withdrawal -- (the act of ceasing to participate in an activity)
       => separation -- (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Sense 7
coitus interruptus, withdrawal method, withdrawal, pulling out, onanism -- (a method of birth control in which coitus is initiated but the penis is deliberately withdrawn before ejaculation)
       => birth control, birth prevention, family planning -- (limiting the number of children born)

Sense 8
secession, withdrawal -- (formal separation from an alliance or federation)
       => separation -- (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Sense 9
withdrawal, drug withdrawal -- (the termination of drug taking)
       => termination, ending, conclusion -- (the act of ending something; "the termination of the agreement")

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