|Origin:||severer, from Latin separare; SEPARATE2|
1 [intransitive and transitive]
to cut through something completely, separating it into two parts, or to become cut in this way:
Martin's hand was severed in the accident.
a severed rope
to end a relationship with someone, or a connection with something, especially because of a disagreement
sever ties/relations/connections/links etc (with/between somebody)
The two countries severed diplomatic relations.
She had severed all contact with her ex-husband.