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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Recent Examples on the Web Covering plants is important in the extremely cold weather, but the proper removal of the coverings is also important. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "How to help plants emerge from D-FW’s blast of extreme winter weather," 15 Feb. 2021 Among the unrelated activities were the removal of office furniture, administrative expenses, news subscriptions, legal services and the salaries of other department employees. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, "Millions Meant for Public Health Threats Were Diverted Elsewhere, Watchdog Says," 27 Jan. 2021 Several faculty members argued the name removal was incomplete and unjust to Kroeber, arguing that his work salvaged some of the history and culture of Native tribes following the killing of indigenous people. Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times, "UC Berkeley removes Kroeber Hall name, citing namesake’s ‘immoral’ work with Native Americans," 27 Jan. 2021 Once such a prospect is contemplated, removal is the obvious step. Star Tribune, "Act now to end Trump's presidency," 11 Jan. 2021 People might try laser hair removal for longer-lasting results, according to Jeanine Downie, M.D., a dermatologist in New Jersey. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "What Is Dermaplaning and Should You Try It?," 29 Dec. 2020 Among the earliest achievements was the removal of lead from gasoline (and therefore from the air). Beth Gardiner, Environment, "This landmark law saved millions of lives and trillions of dollars," 29 Dec. 2020 The removal of some 30 prominent confederate statutes and the redesign of the incendiary Mississippi state flag this year are reminders that seemingly permanent structures can, and need to be routinely scrutinized and reinvented. Anne Quito, Quartz, "2020 is the year when the public learned how vital design is for survival," 23 Dec. 2020 Services offered at Charles Scott include haircuts, color, styling, makeup and nail services, as well as spa services including facials, body treatments, massage, hair removal and more. cleveland, "Charles Scott Salons & Spas relocating to Avon: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 20 Dec. 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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25 Feb 2021

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“Removal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/removal. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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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

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re·​mov·​al

Legal Definition of removal

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

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