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One entry found for acute.
Main Entry: acute
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresskyüt
Function: adjective
Inflected Form(s): acut·er; acut·est
1 a : SEVERE 3, sharp <acute pain> b : having a sudden onset and short duration <acute disease>
2 : being or forming an angle measuring less than 90 degrees <an acute angle>
3 a : marked by keen awareness : SHREWD <an acute observation> b : having sharp perceptions : OBSERVANT
4 : needing speedy attention : URGENT <an acute shortage of blood plasma>
5 : felt or experienced intensely <acute distress>
synonym see SHARP
- acute·ly adverb
- acute·ness noun

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