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severely adv
1 to a severe or serious degree; "fingers so badly frozen they had to be amputated"; "badly injured"; "a severely impaired heart"; "is gravely ill"; "was seriously ill" [syn: badly, gravely, seriously]
2 with sternness; in a severe manner; "`No,' she said sternly"; "peered severely over her glasses" [syn: sternly]
3 causing great damage or hardship; "industries hit hard by the depression"; "she was severely affected by the bank's failure" [syn: hard]

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severely
  1. In a severe manner.

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