Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- Present participle of sever.
severing (plural severings)
- The act by which something is severed.
2008 April 7, Janet Maslin, “A Sex Researcher Walks Into a Lab, and Then Things Start to Get Comical”, New York Times:
- The penile mishaps (one involving a bristled toothbrush), severings (one involves hungry ducks) and surgeries cited by Ms. Roach are nothing if not memorable, but her book consistently undermines its own discoveries.