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Overcrowding in California schools is pretty severe.
The reforms have caused severe economic hardship for the poorest members of the population.
One of the passengers had suffered severe bruising and serious cuts.
severe stomach pain
The country has come under severe criticism for its human rights record.
The most severe penalty he could get is ten years in prison.
This is the American English definition of severe. View British English definition of severe.