Definition of removal in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈmuːv(ə)l/


[mass noun]
1The action of taking away or abolishing something unwanted: the removal of the brain tumour the removal of all legal barriers to the free movement of goods [count noun]: the forced removals of the Acadians began in late 1755
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  • Thus, the physician should be armed with information about removal of unwanted hair.
  • The early patients were patients undergoing surgery on the visual areas of the brain for removal of tumors and so forth.
  • We are currently assigning all non-essential personnel to the removal of these unwanted franchise restaurants.
1.1 [usually as modifier] British The transfer of furniture and other contents when moving house: removal men
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  • 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.
1.2The dismissal of someone from a job: opposition parties demanded his immediate removal from office
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  • 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.
1.3South African historical The forcing of individuals or communities to leave their place of residence, especially to move to ethnically homogeneous rural settlements.
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  • Finally the federal government ordered forcible removal of all remaining Creeks in 1836.
move, transfer, relocation;
Scottish & Northern English  flit, flitting
1.4 (also removal of remains) Irish The formal procedure of taking a body from the house to the church for the funeral service: his fellow employees formed guards of honour at the removal and funeral
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  • The huge numbers who attended the removal of remains, Funeral Mass and burial provided fitting tribute to the life of this very special wife, mother, sister and grandmother.
  • The huge attendance at the removal of remains, funeral, and burial, bore fitting testimony to the popularity of this very pleasant and popular young lady.
  • Jackie was a very popular man as could be seen from the large attendances at both the removal of remains, funeral Mass and burial.

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