withdrawal symptom

withdrawal symptom n one of a group of symptoms (as nausea, sweating, or depression) produced in a person by deprivation of an addicting drug

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  • withdrawal symptom — /wɪðˈdrɔəl sɪmptəm/ (say widh drawuhl simptuhm) noun any distressing or painful symptom experienced by an addict due to the withdrawal of the drug of addiction, as alcohol or heroin …   Australian English dictionary

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  • symptom — n. 1) to have, manifest, show symptoms (of) 2) an acute; chronic symptom 3) a specific symptom 4) withdrawal symptoms * * * [ sɪmptəm] chronic symptom manifest show symptoms (of) a specific symptom an acute …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • symptom — noun (usually symptoms) ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic, classic, common, typical ▪ clinical ▪ minor, secondary …   Collocations dictionary

  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome — is the set of symptoms seen when an individual reduces or stops alcohol consumption after prolonged period of excessive alcohol intake. Excessive misuse of alcohol leads to tolerance, physical dependence and an alcohol withdrawal… …   Wikipedia

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