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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.
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        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • These complications consisted of severe cholangitis, large abscesses and sepsis, and portal venous or mesentericoportal venous thrombosis.
          • In a postacute care study mortality was found to be increased in patients suffering severe delirium in the nondementia patient group, regardless of the subtype.
          • 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.

      Meaning of severe for the defined word.

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