withdrawal
noun Date: 1749 1. a. the act of taking back or away something that has been granted or possessed b. removal from a place of deposit or investment c. (1) the discontinuance of administration or use of a drug (2) the syndrome of often painful physical and psychological symptoms that follows discontinuance of an addicting drug <
a heroin addict going through withdrawal
>
2. a. retreat or retirement especially into a more secluded or less exposed place or position b. an operation by which a military force disengages from the enemy c. (1) social or emotional detachment (2) a pathological retreat from objective reality (as in some schizophrenic states) 3. retraction, revocation <
threatened us with withdrawal of consent
>
4. a. the act of drawing someone or something back from or out of a place or position b. coitus interruptus

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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