removal

The word removal is the noun version of the verb to remove. When you "re-move" a sofa, you move it again by getting rid of it. You've seen to its removal.

Carpet removal is the specialty of companies that come and take your old rugs away. When someone is asked to step down from a job or position, it's referred to as their removal. And why not? Why is a city council member's removal from office any different from a drunken idiot's removal from a nightclub? Congratulations! You've overseen the removal of the hated chairman of the board. Now we can install a new, truly lovable one in his place.

Definitions of removal
  1. noun
    the act of removing
    “he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy”
    synonyms: remotion
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    abscission, cutting off
    the act of cutting something off
    abstraction
    the act of withdrawing or removing something
    extraction
    the action of taking out something (especially using effort or force)
    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
    baring, denudation, husking, stripping, uncovering
    the removal of covering
    dermabrasion
    removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer
    dislodgement, dislodgment
    forced removal from a position of advantage
    elimination, riddance
    the act of removing or getting rid of something
    elimination
    the act of removing an unknown mathematical quantity by combining equations
    emptying, evacuation, voidance
    the act of removing the contents of something
    rinse, rinsing
    the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    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.
    circumcision
    the act of circumcising; surgical removal of the foreskin of males
    drain, drainage
    emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
    bank withdrawal
    the withdrawal of money from your account at a bank
    disinvestment
    the withdrawal of capital from a country or corporation
    castration, expurgation
    the deletion of objectionable parts from a literary work
    censoring, censorship
    deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances
    erasure, expunction, expunging
    deletion by an act of expunging or erasing
    simplification
    elimination of superfluous details
    deforestation, disforestation
    the removal of trees
    cornhusking
    the act of removing the husks from ears of corn
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    separation
    the act of dividing or disconnecting
  2. noun
    dismissal from office
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    purge
    an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place
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    discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
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