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withdrawn

[ with-drawn, with- ]
/ wɪðˈdrɔn, wɪθ- /
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verb

past participle of withdraw.

adjective

removed from circulation, contact, competition, etc.
shy; retiring; reticent.

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Definition for withdrawn (2 of 2)

withdraw

[ with-draw, with- ]
/ wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ- /

verb (used with object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.

to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge.
to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.

verb (used without object), with·drew, with·drawn, with·draw·ing.

Origin of withdraw

First recorded in 1175–1225, withdraw is from the Middle English word withdrawen. See with-, draw
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4. See depart.
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British Dictionary definitions for withdrawn (1 of 2)

withdrawn

/ (wɪðˈdrɔːn) /

verb

the past participle of withdraw

adjective

unusually reserved, introverted, or shy
secluded or remote
Derived Formswithdrawnness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for withdrawn (2 of 2)

withdraw

/ (wɪðˈdrɔː) /

verb -draws, -drawing, -drew or -drawn

(tr) to take or draw back or away; remove
(tr) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
(tr) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
(intr) to retire or retreatthe troops withdrew
(intr often foll by from) to back out (of) or depart (from)he withdrew from public life
(intr) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
Derived Formswithdrawable, adjectivewithdrawer, noun

Word Origin for withdraw

C13: from with (in the sense: away from) + draw
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Word Origin and History for withdrawn

withdraw


v.

early 13c., "to take back," from with "away" + drawen "to draw," possibly a loan-translation of Latin retrahere "to retract." Sense of "to remove oneself" is recorded from c.1300.

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