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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
          • These complications consisted of severe cholangitis, large abscesses and sepsis, and portal venous or mesentericoportal venous thrombosis.
          • 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. ‎
          • Thus, the injection of LPS caused severe hypotension, tachycardia, hypoglycemia, vascular hyporeactivity, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and high mortality at the end of the experiment.

      Meaning of severe for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "severe" is an adjective.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
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