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 for severed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sever \Sev"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Severed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Severing.] [OF. sevrer, severer, to separate, F. sevrer to
     wean, fr. L. separare. See Separate, and cf. Several.]
     1. To separate, as one from another; to cut off from
        something; to divide; to part in any way, especially by
        violence, as by cutting, rending, etc.; as, to sever the
        head from the body.
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              The angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked
              from among the just.                  --Matt. xiii.
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     2. To cut or break open or apart; to divide into parts; to
        cut through; to disjoin; as, to sever the arm or leg.
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              Our state can not be severed; we are one. --Milton.
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     3. To keep distinct or apart; to except; to exempt.
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              I will sever in that day the land of Goshen, in
              which my people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall
              be there.                             --Ex. viii.
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     4. (Law) To disunite; to disconnect; to terminate; as, to
        sever an estate in joint tenancy. --Blackstone.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: detached by cutting; "cut flowers"; "a severed head"; "an
             old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her
             poor cut-off head under her arm" [syn: severed, cut

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "severed":
     cleft, cloven, cracked, cut, in pieces, in shreds, lacerate,
     lacerated, mangled, mutilated, quartered, ragged, rent, riven,
     shredded, slit, splintered, split, tattered, torn

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