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withdrawal

Definition of withdrawal

Etymology

Noun

withdrawal (plural withdrawals)

  1. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  2. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier

    heroin withdrawal
    nicotine withdrawal


  3. An act of withdrawing.

Antonyms

  • (receiving from someone's care): deposit

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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