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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishseverelyse‧vere‧ly /səˈvɪəli $ -ˈvɪr-/ ●●○ adverb  1 VERYvery badly or to a great degree The town was severely damaged in the war. She’s now severely disabled.2 STRICTin a strict way Parents don’t punish their children so severely these days.3 DISAPPROVEin a very unfriendly or disapproving way ‘Stop behaving like a fool!’ she said severely.4 SIMPLE/PLAINin a plain simple style with little or no decoration a severely dressed womanCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesseverely damagedThe hotel was severely damaged by fire last November.severely disabled/injuredAn unnecessary operation left him severely disabled.severely ill formal:a hospital ward for severely ill patientsseverely affectedThe town is already severely affected by aircraft noise.severely limitedTime for discussion is severely limited.severely restrictedAccess to the power station has always been severely restricted.
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severelyMartinson spoke severely about his opponent's voting record in the Senate.State judicial selection procedures are even more severely criticized.a severely damaged buildingA two storey building and some caravans were severely damaged.For the courts to demand that parents must keep alive severely deformed children against their will is perverse and unkind.A 47-year-old married man with two teen-age children became severely depressed after losing his job as an advertising executive.severely disabled childrenIt has been converted to provide accommodation for up to 60 chronically sick or severely disabled residents.Her hair was pulled back severely from her face.At two years old, or thereabouts, I was severely judgmental about receiving and bestowing pleasure.Medical facilities are severely limited in the area.She grew up in a house where the children were often severely punished.In the fight that followed, Griffith beat Paret so severely that he died several days later.
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