Etymology
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removed (adj.)

"distant in relationship" (by some expressed degree, for example first cousin once removed), 1540s, from past participle of remove (v.). Meaning "remote, separated, secluded" from something is from 1610s.

updated on June 29, 2021

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Definitions of removed from WordNet

removed (adj.)
separated in relationship by a given degree of descent;
a cousin once removed
removed (adj.)
separate or apart in time;
Synonyms: distant / remote
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.