• IPA: /wɪðˈdɹɔːəl/
  • (intrusive r) IPA: /wɪðˈdɹɔːɹəl/


  1. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  2. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  3. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is dependent is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier.
    heroin withdrawal
    nicotine withdrawal
    caffeine withdrawal
  4. An act of withdrawing.
  • (receiving from someone's care) deposit
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: sevrage (process), manque (status)
  • German: Entzug
  • Italian: astinenza
  • Portuguese: síndrome de abstinência
  • Russian: ломка
  • Spanish: síndrome de abstinencia

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