removal

noun
re·​mov·​al | \ ri-ˈmü-vəl How to pronounce removal (audio) \

Definition of removal

: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

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Examples of removal in a Sentence

We arranged for the removal of the old car. The city is having problems with trash removal. Surgical removal of the tumor might be necessary.
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The team not only removes the invasive snakes, but collects data for research, develop new removal tools, and learn how the pythons are using the Preserve. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 2019 Refill cloths are just as affordable, and the company also sells a stain-removal pen for more stubborn stains. Michele Petry, House Beautiful, "Save Hundreds in Dry-Cleaning Bills With This At-Home Laundry Trick," 2 Apr. 2019 Like chalky sunscreen and limited foundation shades, hair removal lasers didn’t use to work well for women with medium to dark skin. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "The Brown Girl's Guide to Laser Hair Removal," 20 Aug. 2018 And then, there's the removal of said makeup after shooting for 12-14 hours. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Jon Huertas Has a Message for All the Miguel Haters Out There," 19 Mar. 2019 Those include new minimal install options, a new Snapcraft store, and the removal of Wayland in favor of the X.org display manager. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "The 20 most-popular stories of 2018," 25 Dec. 2018 So, some patients are given the option to do the procedure in stages, starting with the removal of the fallopian tubes (which doesn't force a patient into menopause) and then progressing to the ovaries later. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "How Your BRCA Status May Impact Your Ovarian Cancer Treatment," 17 Dec. 2018 And add wireless charging, IP 68 water resistance, and possibly the removal of the headphone jack. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung Galaxy S10 rumors: It won't have a notch but it might have... a hole?," 13 Nov. 2018 The Academy of Model Aeronautics strongly opposes the removal of Section 336. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "A Regulatory Overhaul Could Drastically Change Who Can Fly Drones in the U.S.," 28 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of removal

1595, in the meaning defined above

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removal

noun

English Language Learners Definition of removal

: the act of moving or taking something away from a place
: the act of making something go away so that it no longer exists
: the act of forcing someone to leave a job

removal

noun
re·​mov·​al | \ ri-ˈmü-vəl How to pronounce removal (audio) \

Kids Definition of removal

: the act of moving away or getting rid of : the fact of being moved away or gotten rid of snow removal removal of stains

removal

noun
re·​mov·​al

Legal Definition of removal

: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

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