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severe/səˈviɚ/adjective
severerseverest
severe
/səˈviɚ/
adjective
severerseverest
Learner's definition of SEVERE  
[or more severe; most severe]
: very bad, serious, or unpleasant
   b  : causing a lot of physical pain or suffering
: very harsh
: requiring great effort
: very formal, strict, and serious
: not having much decoration : very plain

— severely

adverb

— severity

/səˈverəti/noun,[noncount]
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