Definition of Acute in English :
Define Acute in English
Acute meaning in English
Meaning of Acute in English
Pronunciation of Acute in English
Acute pronunciation in English
Pronounce Acute in Englishsee synonyms of acute
a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
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'
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'
of an angle; less than 90 degrees
of critical importance and consequence
Example Sentences:'an acute (or critical) lack of research funds'
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