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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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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Recent Examples on the Web Democrats said that was an abuse of power and warrants Trump's removal from office. Dominick Mastrangelo, Washington Examiner, "Alan Dershowitz: Warren 'mischaracterized' my impeachment argument," 28 Jan. 2020 Perhaps the senators can reach a bipartisan consensus on at least that much, but they still except a swift decision on Trump's removal from office, at the very least. Mekita Rivas,, "Why Is Everyone Drinking Milk At Trump’s Impeachment Trial?," 23 Jan. 2020 But the more compelling defense of the president has always been that his conduct, however objectionable, does not warrant his removal. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 23 Jan. 2020 The House formally handed off impeachment proceedings on Wednesday, voting to appoint the impeachment managers who will prosecute the House's case for Mr. Trump's removal from office. Grace Segers, CBS News, "Watch live: Pelosi holds press conference as Senate takes up impeachment," 16 Jan. 2020 Demonstrators chanted and held up signs near Biltmore Fashion Park protesting a potential war and calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "'No War With Iran' protest held in Phoenix among others nationwide," 9 Jan. 2020 Her removal, pushed by Trump, was at the center of the Democrats’ inquiry. Time, "Democrats Release New Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani Documents on Eve of Impeachment Trial," 16 Jan. 2020 There are no impeachment articles tied to her removal. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Postpone the Impeachment Trial Until the House Finishes Investigating," 15 Jan. 2020 After his removal, Judge Marion was assigned to hear the request for an injunction in Tarrant County district court. CBS News, "Baby can be removed from life support at hospital, Texas judge rules," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of removal

1595, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of removal was in 1595

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3 Feb 2020

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“Removal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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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


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



Legal Definition of removal

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

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