removal

noun

re·​mov·​al ri-ˈmü-vəl How to pronounce removal (audio)
: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

Example Sentences

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.
Recent Examples on the Web After a successful removal surgery, yet another clot, this one about half the size of a fist, formed the following day, requiring another surgical procedure. Rivea Ruff, Essence, 23 Nov. 2022 The removal of the 62-year-old patient's foot resulted in five citations against the nursing home, for violating federal regulations: Failure to consult a physician when his condition worsened. Sarah Volpenhein, Journal Sentinel, 22 Nov. 2022 Across Asia, governments are tightening rules for social media platforms, banning certain types of messages, and requiring the swift removal of posts deemed objectionable. Rina Chandran And Leo Galuh, The Christian Science Monitor, 21 Nov. 2022 Penalties for schools that don't comply include removal of school officers in addition to loss of state aid. Andrew Legare, USA TODAY, 20 Nov. 2022 And did Trump, once the removal was discovered, intentionally try to object instruct the investigation? ABC News, 20 Nov. 2022 Amy, expecting her second baby, isn’t sure how being an overweight mother will work, while Chris is desperate to qualify for skin removal surgery. Emily Longeretta, Variety, 14 Nov. 2022 The army denies it was involved in Mr. Khan’s removal from power. Saeed Shah, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 College student Michael Strenko was recovering from a routine spleen removal surgery when he was killed. Jasmine Washington, Seventeen, 28 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1595, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of removal was in 1595

Cite this Entry

“Removal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/removal. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

removal

noun

re·​mov·​al ri-ˈmü-vəl How to pronounce removal (audio)
: the act of removing : the fact of being removed

Legal Definition

removal

noun

re·​mov·​al
: the act or process of removing : the fact of being removed

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