What is the difference between withdrawal and withdraw?

withdrawal | withdraw |

As a noun withdrawal

is receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them usually refers to money.

As a verb withdraw is

to pull (something) back, aside, or away.



(en noun)
  • Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  • A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  • 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
  • An act of withdrawing.
  • Antonyms

    * (sense, receiving from someone's care) deposit




  • To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
  • * Hooker
  • Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.
  • To take back (a comment, etc).
  • to withdraw false charges
  • To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).
  • To extract (money from an account).
  • To retreat.
  • To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.
  • * 1994 , (Edward St Aubyn), Bad News , Picador 2006, p. 201:
  • Simon had tried to rob a bank while he was withdrawing , but he had been forced to surrender to the police after they had fired several volleys at him.