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[ri-moo-vuh l] /rɪˈmu vəl/
the act of removing.
change of residence, position, etc.
dismissal, as from an office.
Origin of removal
1590-1600; remove + -al2
Related forms
preremoval, noun Unabridged
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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


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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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