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Acute

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Noun

1. acute, acute accent, ague

a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation

Adjective

2. acute

having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course

Example Sentences:
'acute appendicitis'
'the acute phase of the illness'
'acute patients'

3. acute, intense

extremely sharp or intense

Example Sentences:
'acute pain'
'felt acute annoyance'
'intense itching and burning'

4. acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions

Example Sentences:
'an acute observer of politics and politicians'
'incisive comments'
'icy knifelike reasoning'
'as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang'
'penetrating insight'
'frequent penetrative observations'

5. acute

of an angle; less than 90 degrees

6. acuate, acute, needlelike, sharp

ending in a sharp point

7. acute

of critical importance and consequence

Example Sentences:
'an acute (or critical) lack of research funds'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Acute

see synonyms of acute
adjective
1. 
penetrating in perception or insight
2. 
sensitive to details; keen
3. 
of extreme importance; crucial
4. 
sharp or severe; intense
acute pain
an acute drought
5. 
having a sharp end or point
6. mathematics
a. 
(of an angle) less than 90°
b. 
(of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
7. (of a disease)
a. 
arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. 
of relatively short duration
Compare chronic (sense 2)
8. phonetics
a. 
(of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken or sung on a higher musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
b. 
of or relating to an accent (´) placed over vowels, denoting that the vowel is pronounced with higher musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with a certain special quality (as in French), etc
. Compare (for senses 8a, 8b): grave, circumflex
9. 
(of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses
noun
10. 
an acute accent

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Acute

see synonyms of acute
adjective
1. 
having a sharp point
2. 
keen or quick of mind; shrewd
3. 
sensitive to impressions
acute hearing
4. 
severe and sharp, as pain, jealousy, etc.
5. 
severe but of short duration; not chronic
said of some diseases
6. 
very serious; critical; crucial
an acute shortage of workers
7. 
shrill; high in pitch
8. 
of less than 90 degrees
an acute angle
9. 
intensive (sense 3)

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


Acute

see synonyms of acute
adj.
1.
a. Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions; sensitive: His hearing was unusually acute.
b. Keenly perceptive or discerning: an acute critic of music; a critic with acute judgment. See Synonyms at sharp.
2. Extremely sharp or severe; intense: acute pain; acute pleasure.
3. Of great importance or consequence; critical: an acute shortage of funds.
4. Medicine
a. Having a rapid onset and following a short but severe course: an acute disease.
b. Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course: acute patients.
5. High in pitch; shrill: an acute scream.
6.
a. Narrowly pointed; sharp: an acute leaf.
b. Having an acute angle: an acute triangle.

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