Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun severance

2 senses of severance

Sense 1
rupture, breach, break, severance, rift, falling out -- (a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions); "they hoped to avoid a break in relations")
       => separation, breakup, detachment -- (coming apart)

Sense 2
severance, severing -- (the act of severing)
       => cut, cutting -- (the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess")

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