I. verb (removed; removing) Etymology: Middle English remeven, removen, from Anglo-French remuver, removeir, from Latin removēre, from re- + movēre to move Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to change the location, position, station, or residence of <
remove soldiers to the front
b. to transfer (a legal proceeding) from one court to another 2. to move by lifting, pushing aside, or taking away or off <
remove your hat
3. to dismiss from office 4. to get rid of ; eliminate <
remove a tumor surgically
intransitive verb 1. to change location, station, or residence <
removing from the city to the suburbs
2. to go away 3. to be capable of being removed • removability nounremovable also removeable adjectiveremovableness nounremovably adverbremover noun II. noun Date: 1553 1. removal; specifically move 2c 2. a. a distance or interval separating one person or thing from another b. a degree or stage of separation

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