• (adj): Very bad in degree or extent.
    Example: "A severe worldwide depression"; "the house suffered severe damage"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on severe:

Thorazine - Medical Uses
... It still is recommended for short term management of severe anxiety and aggressive episodes ... Resistant and severe hiccups, severe nausea/emesis and preanesthetic conditioning are other uses ...
Joseph G. Galway
1998 in Kansas City, Missouri), was an American meteorologist pioneering in the fields of severe convective storm forecasting and research ... He was one of the first forecasters for the Severe Local Storms Unit (SELS) and the National Severe Storms Forecast Center (NSSFC), and developed synoptic (as ...
Ethylene Glycol Poisoning - Prognosis
... late with signs and symptoms of coma, hyperkalemia, seizures, or severe acidosis have a poor prognosis ... Patients who develop severe central nervous system manifestations or stroke who survive may have long term neurologic dysfunction in some cases they may recover, although ... or kidney transplantation, have been reported after severe poisoning ...
Elizabeth Howe - Execution
... Public execution was considered the most severe punishment of the time in Puritan Massachusetts ... It is logical then that this severe punishment would come upon those convicted of a most severe crime witchcraft ...
Snaffle Bit - The Mouthpiece
... Thinner mouthpieces are more severe, as are those that are rougher ... It is a fairly severe bit ... Stronger and more severe ...

More definitions of "severe":

  • (adj): Intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality.
    Example: "Severe pain"; "a severe case of flu"
    Synonyms: terrible, wicked
  • (adj): Very strong or vigorous.
    Example: "A severe blow"
    Synonyms: hard, knockout
  • (adj): Unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment.
    Example: "A parent severe to the pitch of hostility"- H.G.Wells; "a hefty six-footer with a rather severe mien"
    Synonyms: spartan, strict

Famous quotes containing the word severe:

    A severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that “the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it.”
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)

    In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
    Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.)

    A good short story is a work of art which daunts us in proportion to its brevity.... No inspiration is too noble for it; no amount of hard work is too severe for it.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911)