verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of sever
Examples from the Web for severed
But the accent is just as clearly Trinidadian as he cracks jokes about a severed head he holds by the hair in his right hand.
They decapitate those men deemed foes of their faith and celebrate the gore online, holding up the severed heads.
They severed the last railroad lifeline into Atlanta, making the Citadel of the Confederacy as it was touted no longer tenable.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed|Marc Wortman|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Relations with Iraq were severed during the LBJ administration.Up to a Point: Shrugging Our Way Back to War in Iraq|P. J. O’Rourke|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Through June 30, service was severed to 15,200 customers, and about 92,000 remain in shutoff status.Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions|Mary M. Chapman|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I turned the bend to see an officer holding his severed wrist and cursing.Adventures of a Despatch Rider|W. H. L. Watson
The copper wire was severed at the middle, and the severed ends connected with a galvanometer.Little Masterpieces of Science:|Various
Later they, feeling it "in fra dig" to divide the prestige of government, severed the connection.Shadow and Light|Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
The tie was severed only by the death of the former, after a life of mercantile misfortunes, and finally of utter ruin.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
"Nature has soft but powerful bands," and the ligaments were not yet severed.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.|Various