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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
          • Laryngeal examinations almost always reveal diffuse but variably severe supraglottal and glottal erythema and edema.
          • 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.
          • These complications consisted of severe cholangitis, large abscesses and sepsis, and portal venous or mesentericoportal venous thrombosis.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
        Related Links:
        1. en severed
        2. en severer
        3. en severely
        4. en severest
        5. en severeth
        Source: Wiktionary
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