- A retreat or retirement.The dinner guests' withdrawal to the den.
- The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
- Detachment, as from social or emotional involvement.
- A removal of something that has been deposited, as in an account.
When you take $10 out of your bank account, this is an example of a withdrawal.
When you stop taking cocaine and your body experiences changes as a result of the loss of the drug, this is an example of withdrawal.
Feared the withdrawal of his parents' permission.
Origin of withdrawal
- From withdraw +"Ž -al.