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removal

[ri-moo-vuh l] /rɪˈmu vəl/
noun
1.
the act of removing.
2.
change of residence, position, etc.
3.
dismissal, as from an office.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; remove + -al2
Related forms
preremoval, noun
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Examples from the web for removal
  • Twitter has said it will post a censorship notice whenever a tweet is removed and will post the removal requests it receives.
  • Expedited removal of insect eaters and natural plant propagators from the biological ecosystem will upset the natural balance.
  • The next stage in the process consists in the removal of these primary bone spicules by the osteoclasts.
  • The lateral wall of this meatus can be satisfactorily studied only after the removal of the middle concha.
  • The removal of the maps was hardly an isolated incident.
  • The wand can detect that different shape without using tissue-removal, dyes or contrast agents.
  • The long-term effects of stomach removal surgery are still unclear.
  • Infection had set in, and the conventional therapies--antibiotics and surgical removal of dead tissue--had failed to stop it.
  • removal of the paint from the skin and the eyes was a prerequisite for the evaluation of the underlying structures.
  • In the case of inhalation, the only first aid recommended is removal from the source to fresh air.
British Dictionary definitions for removal

removal

/rɪˈmuːvəl/
noun
1.
the act of removing or state of being removed
2.
  1. a change of residence
  2. (as modifier): a removal company
3.
dismissal from office
4.
(South African) the forced displacement of a community for political or social reasons
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Word Origin and History for removal
n.

1590s; see remove (v.) + -al (2).

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