[ adverb ] 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"
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
Bumblebees can thus suffer severely from the onslaughts of Psithyrus , the `` cuckoo_bumblebee '' as it is called in some European_countries .
[ adverb ] causing great damage or hardship
"industries hit hard by the depression" "she was severely affected by the bank's failure"
Used in print(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)
The Hawaiian_Islands are struck severely an average of once every 25 years .