severing

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

severing

  1. present participle of sever

Noun[edit]

severing ‎(plural severings)

  1. 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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.