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1. The act of removing; removal.
2. The state of being remote.
3. Obsolete Departure.
[Middle English remocion, from Latin remōtiō, remōtiōn-, from remōtus, past participle of removēre, to remove; see remove.]
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1. the act of removing or taking away
2. the quality or state of being remote or removed
3. archaic the act of leaving or departing, departure
4. archaic an inclination to something
5. a recurring motion or movement
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2. Obs. departure.
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|Noun||1.||remotion - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"|
separation - the act of dividing or disconnecting
abstraction - the act of withdrawing or removing something
extraction - the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force); "the dentist gave her a local anesthetic prior to the extraction"
autotomy - spontaneous removal or casting off of a body part (as the tail of a lizard or claw of a lobster) especially when the organism is injured or under attack
decontamination - the removal of contaminants
deletion - the act of deleting something written or printed
dermabrasion - removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
elimination - the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
disembowelment, evisceration - the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
skimming - the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
withdrawal - the act of taking out money or other capital
withdrawal - the act of withdrawing blood, tumors, etc.; "the nurse was expert at the withdrawal of blood"
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