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the period a drug addict goes through following abrupt termination in the use of narcotics, usually characterized by physical and mental symptoms (withdrawal symptoms)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



troop actions undertaken in order to lead units away from enemy strikes and to occupy favorable lines for defense, to conduct a counterattack, to shorten the front, or to gain time.

A withdrawal may be accompanied by a disengagement or be carried out deliberately without contact with the enemy. A withdrawal accompanied by a disengagement is carried out under the cover of specially assigned subunits, which, by actively engaging the enemy, ensure the secrecy and successful execution of the withdrawal. A withdrawal of the main forces is covered by rear guards and rear and flank march security detachments, as well as by laying ambushes, setting up obstacles, and carrying out demolition work. A withdrawal may be executed only by order of a senior commander.

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The association also requested that those persons withdrawing their lawsuits not be burdened with attorney fees.
While it's a good idea to wait until you're actually retired to start withdrawing from an IRA, unless you have a Roth, you can't let that money sit there forever.
Bureaucrats in the state had also expressed resentment at withdrawing the case against those who attacked one of their colleagues.
The Congress opposed the withdrawing of the bill, which was brought in during the previous UPA regime, saying amendments in the earlier bill be brought instead.
The Bulgarian medical team has been withdrawing from Herat since December 31, 2012, while the company guarding the security zone at the airport in Kabul will start withdrawing on March 1.
The process of withdrawing recognitions of the so-called SADR is going on at a steady pace, highlighted Fassi Fihri.
The bank's managing director, Saviour Chibiya, said, 'We have decided to stop charging our customers when they are withdrawing their monies using ATMs.
SAVERS at Northern Rock who lost tax-free savings benefits by withdrawing money from ISAs will have these advantages restored, the Government said yesterday.
NORTHERN Rock savers who lost tax-free benefits by withdrawing ISA money will be reimbursed by the Government.
HOLIDAYMAKERS will collectively pay pounds 244 million in fees this year for withdrawing cash from ATMs while abroad.
"In the first five years of retirement, if people get caught in the sequence-of-return spiral, which is where they are withdrawing money when the market is moving down, they'll realize three or five years from now that in order for them to get back to the point they won't outlive their money, even at a 5% withdrawal, the stock market has to come in with something outrageous.
At age 59 1/2 you can begin withdrawing funds, but the money will then be taxed.