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tr.v. sev·ered, sev·er·ing, sev·ers
1. To cut off (a part) from a whole: severed the branch from the tree.
2. To divide into parts; break or interrupt: sever a cord; severed the army's supply lines.
3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve. See Synonyms at separate.
[Middle English severen, from Anglo-Norman severer, from Vulgar Latin *sēperāre, from Latin sēparāre; see separate.]
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|Adj.||1.||severed - detached by cutting; "cut flowers"; "a severed head"; "an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"|
cut - separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists"