Meaning of withdrawal symptoms in English:

withdrawal symptoms

phrase

  • The unpleasant physical reaction that accompanies the process of ceasing to take an addictive drug.

    ‘methadone provides a way off heroine that minimizes withdrawal symptoms’
    ‘sports fans suffering withdrawal symptoms since the end of the World Cup’
    • ‘In a police cell, he asked to see a doctor and stole 26 tablets used to help drug addicts cope with withdrawal symptoms.’
    • ‘Youth develop tobacco addiction and experience withdrawal symptoms similar to adults when they try to abstain from smoking.’
    • ‘There is no evidence that LSD produces physical withdrawal symptoms when chronic use is stopped.’
    • ‘Secondly, injecting drug users who experience withdrawal symptoms will go to great lengths to alleviate them.’
    • ‘He had only sold heroin to the policeman because he believed him to be a fellow drug user suffering from withdrawal symptoms.’
    • ‘The road addicts are really suffering withdrawal symptoms tonight, and their screams are truly touching.’
    • ‘This makes it easier by decreasing their experience of unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when they quit.’
    • ‘The gum is a substitute source of nicotine and reduces the withdrawal symptoms during the quitting process.’
    • ‘It alleviates withdrawal symptoms so mental and physical stability are quickly achieved.’
    • ‘In humans, the most commonly occurring withdrawal symptoms are headache and fatigue.’

Pronunciation

withdrawal symptoms

/wɪðˈdrɔːəl ˌsɪm(p)təmz/