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TETSU


meaning: remove, withdraw

撤回 == tekkai == (noun that can take する to act as a verb) withdrawal, revocation, repeal
撤兵 == teppei == (noun) withdrawal of troops




Right radical originally meant 'remove a pot from a stand'; now this character means 'remove' more generally. Left radical is one of many versions of the 'hand' radical. Henshall suggests taking the middle radical as 'educate' (育), the right radical as 'force/coerce/hand with stick', and as a mnemonic: 'Force educated child to remove hand.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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