Definition of removal in English:

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Pronunciation: /rəˈmo͞ovəl/


1The action of taking away or abolishing something unwanted: the removal of the brain tumor the removal of all legal barriers to the free movement of goods
withdrawal, elimination, taking away
1.1The dismissal of someone from a job or office.
Example sentences
  • A lot of the Alliance leaders have, since our removal from parliament, thrown ourselves into union organising work.
  • But it was Whitlam who telephoned Buckingham Palace on November 11 after his removal from office by the Australian Governor-General.
  • And while the task force prepares to fully hand over the Haiti operation to UN troops, Aristide's removal from power is still not without its opponents.
dismissal, ejection, expulsion, ousting, displacement, deposition, ouster
informal firing, sacking
1.2 [usually as modifier] British The transfer of furniture and other contents when moving from one house to another: removal men
More example sentences
  • If a removal firm cannot remove furniture from a house without exposing its employees to unacceptable risk then it can and should refuse to do the job.
  • After doing this, look for a furniture removal company.
  • Many furniture removal companies operate secure storage facilities on a weekly rental basis, which could be a short-term solution.

Words that rhyme with removal


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Syllabification: re·mov·al

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