withdrawal etymology

English word withdrawal comes from English withdraw, English -al

Detailed word origin of withdrawal

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
withdraw English (eng) (intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc. [from 20th c.]. (intransitive) To retreat.. (transitive) To extract (money from an account).. (transitive) To pull (something) back, aside, or away.. (transitive) To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).. (transitive) To take back (a comment, etc).
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
withdrawal English (eng) 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. An act of withdrawing.. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers [...]

Words with the same origin as withdrawal

Descendants of -al
additional approval arrival betrayal chemical confidential critical cultural disposal emotional historical identical lex logical magical mechanical mental political practical professional proposal rehearsal serial survival traditional