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Definition of Acute
AcuteAcute A*cute", a. [L. acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, fr.
a root ak to be sharp. Cf. Ague, Cute, Edge.]
1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; --
opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an
2. Having nice discernment; perceiving or using minute
distinctions; penetrating; clever; shrewd; -- opposed to
dull or stupid; as, an acute observer; acute remarks,
3. Having nice or quick sensibility; susceptible to slight
impressions; acting keenly on the senses; sharp; keen;
intense; as, a man of acute eyesight, hearing, or feeling;
acute pain or pleasure.
4. High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; --
opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
5. (Med.) Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity,
and coming speedily to a crisis; -- opposed to chronic;
as, an acute disease.
Acute angle (Geom.), an angle less than a right angle.
Syn: Subtile; ingenious; sharp; keen; penetrating; sagacious;
sharp-witted; shrewd; discerning; discriminating. See
Acute A*cute", v. t.
To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising
inflection too much. [R.] --Walker.
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in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Acute
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- In medicine, describing
as acute denotes
that it is of short duration
and, as a corollary
of that, of recent
onset. The quantification
- Acute myeloid leukemia
(AML) is a cancer
of the myeloid
line of blood
by the rapid growth
of abnormal cells
up in the...
- Acute pancreatitis
(AP) is a sudden inflammation
of the pancreas. Causes
include: 1) a gallstone impacted
in the common
- [ ], / / and ⟨ ⟩, see IPA § Brackets and transcription
delimiters. The acute accent
(/əˈkjuːt/), ◌́, is a diacritic
used in many modern written
- photography, the term "acutance
a subjective perception
that is related
to the edge contrast
of an image. Acutance
- Acute leukemia
or acute leukaemia
is a family
of serious medical conditions relating
to an original diagnosis
of leukemia. In most cases, these
- Acute toxicity describes
the adverse effects
of a substance
that result either
from a single exposure
or from multiple exposures
in a short period
- less than 15% of normal
levels. Kidney failure
as either acute kidney
failure, which develops rapidly
and may resolve; and chronic
- In some schools
of phonetics, sounds
. This is primarily
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