Meaning of ACUTE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ əˈkju:t ]

adj. & n. --adj. (acuter, acutest) 1 (of sensation or senses) keen, penetrating. 2 shrewd, perceptive (an acute critic). 3 (of a disease) coming sharply to a crisis; severe, not chronic. 4 (of a difficulty or controversy) critical, serious. 5 a (of an angle) less than 90Û. b sharp, pointed. 6 (of a sound) high, shrill. --n. = acute accent. øacute accent a mark (°) placed over letters in some languages to show quality, vowel length, pronunciation (e.g. mat÷), etc. acute rheumatism Med. = rheumatic fever. øøacutely adv. acuteness n. [L acutus past part. of acuere sharpen f. acus needle]

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