Definition of withdrawal

Definition of withdrawal
  1. withdrawal Noun Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  2. withdrawal Noun A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  3. withdrawal Noun 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
  4. withdrawal Noun An act of withdrawing.
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