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severe meaning

EN[sɪˈvɪə] [-ɪə(ɹ)]
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FR sévère

    Definition of severe in English Dictionary

  • AdjectiveCOMsevererCOMmore severeSUPseverestSUPmost severeSUF-ère
    1. Very bad or intense.
      1. Phoenix and Lubbock are both caught in severe drought, and it is going to get much worse. We may see many such [dust] storms in the decades ahead, along with species extinctions, radical disturbance of ecosystems, and intensified social conflict over land and water. Welcome to the Anthropocene, the epoch when humans have become a major geological and climatic force.
    2. Strict or harsh.
      1. Sober, plain in appearance, austere.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • In addition, there was a severe loss of bone height buccolingually and apicocoronally and subsequent loss of facial profile around the first permanent molars.
          • However, a novel form of cutaneous anthrax, termed injectional anthrax, that is characterized by severe soft tissue infection has been recently described in heroin users.
          • The study revealed the following classes of inhalant use: (1) severe polyinhalant use; (2) moderate polyinhalant use; (3) gas and permanent marker use; and (4) low-use.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
        Related Links:
        1. en severer
        2. en severed
        3. en severely
        4. en severest
        5. en severeth
        Source: Wiktionary
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