removal

noun
re·​mov·​al | \ri-ˈmü-vəl \

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 removal process is also easy, with Dani noting that INKED artwork disappears after two weeks. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Inked by Dani Launched Temporary Versions of Celebrity Tattoos," 29 Nov. 2018 Now, you would be forgiven for thinking that a mascara this hearty would require a complicated removal process involving multiple rounds of cleanser. Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "This Is the Only True Non-Smudging Mascara I’ve Ever Tried," 27 Aug. 2018 Patricia begins a meticulous makeup removal process. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "A Day in the Life of Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul," 12 July 2018 Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials asked Che Coc on Tuesday morning to appear before an officer as part of his removal process. Esmeralda Bermudez, latimes.com, "'You don’t love me anymore?': A son is separated from his father at the border, then comes a wrenching call," 11 July 2018 The board took no action and didn’t discuss any present movement in the removal process, but a news release distributed Thursday, June 21, sought buyers for the six cruisers. Marialuisa Rincon, Houston Chronicle, "Woodlands CVB adopts new mission statement, marketing plan," 23 June 2018 The Ohio system scrutinized by the Supreme Court started the removal process when someone didn’t vote in any election for two years. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Arizona's method of purging voters from rolls more lenient than Ohio," 11 June 2018 In another story on PopSugar regarding self-tanner, Tori Crowther advises warming up the lemon juice slightly in order to help with the removal process. Southern Living, "The Simple Trick to Remove Self-Tanner," 17 May 2018 But the removal of such sanctions wouldn’t be enough to get the tours back on, said Koh Yu-hwan, a North Korea expert at Seoul’s Dongguk University and a policy adviser to Moon. Kim Tong-hyung, The Seattle Times, "South Korea considers lifting some sanctions on North Korea," 10 Oct. 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 \

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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