Meaning of ACUTE in English


adjective (~r; ~st) see: edge Date: 14th century 1. a. characterized by sharpness or severity , having a sudden onset, sharp rise, and short course , being, providing, or requiring short-term medical care (as for serious illness or traumatic injury) , lasting a short time , ending in a sharp point: as, being or forming an angle measuring less than 90 degrees , composed of ~ angles , 3. having the form ˊ, marked with an ~ accent, of the variety indicated by an ~ accent, 4. marked by keen discernment or intellectual perception especially of subtle distinctions ; penetrating , responsive to slight impressions or stimuli , felt, perceived, or experienced intensely , seriously demanding urgent attention , ~ly adverb ~ness noun Synonyms: see: ~ see: sharp

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