[ ri-moovd ]
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  1. remote; separate; not connected with; distinct from.

  2. distant by a given number of degrees of descent or kinship: A first cousin once removed is the child of one's first cousin or the first cousin of one’s parent.The grandchildren of one's first cousin are one's first cousins twice removed.

Origin of removed

First recorded in 1540–50; remove + -ed2

Other words for removed

Other words from removed

  • re·mov·ed·ly [ri-moo-vid-lee, -moovd-], /rɪˈmu vɪd li, -ˈmuvd-/, adverb
  • re·mov·ed·ness, noun
  • un·re·moved, adjective

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How to use removed in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for removed


/ (rɪˈmuːvd) /

  1. separated by distance or abstract distinction

  2. (postpositive) separated by a degree of descent or kinship: the child of a person's first cousin is his first cousin once removed

Derived forms of removed

  • removedness (rɪˈmuːvɪdnɪs), noun

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