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severe meaning

EN[sɪˈvɪə]
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  • 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
          • a took limited free market-oriented measures to alleviate severe shortages of food, consumer goods, and services to make up for the ending of Soviet subsidies. ‎
          • Coronary angiography was performed, showing severe intrastent restenosis in mid portion of LAD and mild lesions on the other arteries.
          • Mild to severe endo-and myocarditis was accompanied by a similar degree of epicarditis.

      Meaning of severe for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "severe" is an adjective.
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        1. Adjectives
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