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One entry found for severe.
Main Entry: se·vere
Pronunciation: sschwa-primarystressvi(schwa)r
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): se·ver·er; -est
1 a : strict in judgment, discipline, or government <a severe ruler> b : serious in feeling or manner : GRAVE
2 : not using unnecessary ornament : PLAIN <a severe style>
3 : inflicting pain, distress, or hardship <severe wounds> <a severe winter>
4 : requiring great effort <a severe test>
- se·vere·ly adverb

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