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withdrawn

[with-drawn, with-] /wɪðˈdrɔn, wɪθ-/
verb
1.
past participle of withdraw.
adjective
2.
removed from circulation, contact, competition, etc.
3.
shy; retiring; reticent.
Related forms
withdrawnness, noun
unwithdrawn, adjective
Synonyms
3. quiet, reserved, aloof, detached.

withdraw

[with-draw, with-] /wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-/
verb (used with object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
1.
to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove:
She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank.
2.
to retract or recall:
to withdraw an untrue charge.
3.
to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
verb (used without object), withdrew, withdrawn, withdrawing.
4.
to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat:
to withdraw from the room.
5.
to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.:
He withdrew before I could nominate him.
6.
to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (followed by from):
to withdraw from heroin.
7.
Parliamentary Procedure. to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English withdrawen. See with-, draw
Related forms
withdrawable, adjective
withdrawer, noun
withdrawingness, noun
nonwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawable, adjective
unwithdrawing, adjective
Synonyms
2. revoke, rescind, disavow. 4. See depart.
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Examples from the web for withdrawn
  • New bearer cheques could be withdrawn against what had been deposited, subject to strict ceilings.
  • Personally, he was emotionally withdrawn and a heavy drinker.
  • In order to make the book what it professes to be, each year names have been withdrawn and others are included.
  • One day after notifying campus officials that she planned to take a maternity leave, the job offer was withdrawn.
  • And consumers are then left holding the bag for the money they've withdrawn.
  • Another senior colleague has already withdrawn from meetings, etc, in order to avoid the problem.
  • If an instructor reports a student as withdrawn by the midpoint of the term, the student won't get the second half of the grant.
  • He was emotionally withdrawn and appeared bereft of any social sensitivity.
  • The tsunami warning today was withdrawn within an hour.
  • She also seems to have become quite withdrawn and quiet when around others.
British Dictionary definitions for withdrawn

withdrawn

/wɪðˈdrɔːn/
verb
1.
the past participle of withdraw
adjective
2.
unusually reserved, introverted, or shy
3.
secluded or remote
Derived Forms
withdrawnness, noun

withdraw

/wɪðˈdrɔː/
verb -draws, -drawing, -drew, -drawn
1.
(transitive) to take or draw back or away; remove
2.
(transitive) to remove from deposit or investment in a bank, building society, etc
3.
(transitive) to retract or recall (a statement, promise, etc)
4.
(intransitive) to retire or retreat: the troops withdrew
5.
(intransitive) often foll by from. to back out (of) or depart (from): he withdrew from public life
6.
(intransitive) to detach oneself socially, emotionally, or mentally
Derived Forms
withdrawable, adjective
withdrawer, noun
Word Origin
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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