re·​moved | \ ri-ˈmüvd How to pronounce removed (audio) \

Definition of removed

1a : distant in degree of relationship
b : of a younger or older generation a second cousin's child is a second cousin once removed
2 : separate or remote in space, time, or character

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Examples of removed in a Sentence

We're looking for an apartment somewhat removed from the noise of downtown. The child of your first cousin is your first cousin once removed.
Recent Examples on the Web The park segment that is north of the interstate is a little more removed from the highway traffic noise and has a small campground and spring-fed swimming pond. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's least popular state parks offer more than a quiet experience away from crowds," 29 Apr. 2021 The removed fish represent about 10% of Bear Lake’s adult population, according to Oplinger. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Bear Lake’s sterile lake trout are headed to other Idaho lakes," 27 Apr. 2021 Use a paintbrush or foam brush to apply the solution and to work it into the gap left by the removed caulk. Norman Becker, Popular Mechanics, "How to Remove Caulk in a Few Easy Steps," 21 Apr. 2021 While some lawmakers — particularly Republicans — in the Capitol treat statehood as a removed, theoretical issue, the city’s disenfranchisement has affected residents in very real and tangible ways. Natalie Gontcharova,, "D.C.’s Lack Of Statehood Is An Issue Of White Supremacy. Here’s How It Could Change.," 22 Apr. 2021 For bareroot roses, make a mound in the center of the hole, using a mixture of the removed soil and bone meal. Patricia S York, Southern Living, "How To Plant a Rose Bush," 25 Mar. 2021 Under the Polish draft law, users would be able to petition social media companies to restore removed content if it could not be shown to violate Polish law. Washington Post, "Leaders in Mexico and Poland look to curb power of social media giants after Trump bans," 16 Jan. 2021 The removed plants will be replaced with native trees designed to form a natural buffer between the park on A1A just south of Spanish River Boulevard and nearby residential areas. Brett Shweky,, "Invasive plant clearing continues at Ocean Strand Park," 21 Dec. 2020 And at a time when hunting with hounds has been vilified in many parts of the country, the tradition in this remote, removed region is still strong. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "Hunting Black Bears with Hounds in the Famed Bruin Swamps of North Carolina," 7 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of removed

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of removed was circa 1548

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11 May 2021

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“Removed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of removed

: away from something
: of a younger or older generation

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