"severed" in the verb sense
1. sever, break up
set or keep apart
"sever a relationship"
2. discerp, sever, lop
cut off from a whole
"His head was severed from his body"
"The soul discerped from the body"
"severed" in the adjective sense
1. severed, cut off
detached by cutting
"a severed head"
"an old tale of Anne Bolyn walking the castle walls with her poor cut-off head under her arm"
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