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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Regional powers such as the United Arab Emirates, which views the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat, also sought his removal. Jared Malsin, WSJ, "Egypt’s Ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi Has Died," 17 June 2019 Join researchers in conducting a survey of invasive lionfish, and assist with their removal and dissection. National Geographic, "Belize High School Expedition," 12 June 2019 There was a petition calling for her removal from Vassar College's board of trustees, and the publisher of Fairstein's crime novels, Dutton, has dropped her. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein says 'When They See Us' defames her," 11 June 2019 His removal illustrates the increasingly hard line the Trump administration is taking with legal immigrants that are deportable because of criminal records. Peter Prengaman, Fox News, "'I'm an American': Deported adoptee struggles in Brazil," 5 June 2019 Hampton has said little publicly about her removal. USA TODAY, "Painting over history, saving cats’ claws, angry birds: News from around our 50 states," 5 June 2019 Their families, proud Sunni tribespeople, appealed for justice, then called for reform of the regime, and finally demanded its removal. Charles Glass, Harper's magazine, "“Tell Me How This Ends”," 10 Feb. 2019 Others have chimed in, noting their own removal of dryer sheets eliminated back acne and other skin care conditions. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Sneaky Way Your Laundry Can Cause Acne Breakouts," 20 Sep. 2018 By July 30, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson led a group of states in an effort to seek their legal removal. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "3D-printed gun activists set to face numerous US states in court," 21 Aug. 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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