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acute meaning

EN[əˈkjuːt] [-uːt]
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  • Acute may refer to:
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  • Acute angle
  • Acute triangle
  • Acute (medicine)
  • Acute (phonetic)
  • Acute toxicity

    Definition of acute in English Dictionary

  • NounPLacutesSUF-té
    1. (orthography) An acute accent.
      1. The word “cafe” often has an acute over the ‘e’.
    2. A person who has the acute form of a disorder, such as schizophrenia.
    3. VerbSGacutesPRacutingPT, PPacuted
      1. (phonetics) To give an acute sound to.
        1. He acutes his rising inflection too much.
    4. AdjectiveCOMacuterCOMmore acuteSUPacutestSUPmost acute
      1. Urgent.
        1. His need for medical attention was acute. ‎
      2. Sensitive.
        1. She had an acute sense of honor.   Eagles have very acute vision. ‎
      3. Short, quick, brief.
        1. Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
      4. (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
        1. (geometry) Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
          1. (botany, of leaves) With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both.
            1. (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity (unlike the common usage).
              1. He dropped dead of an acute illness. ‎
            2. (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
              1. Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
            3. (orthography, after a letter) Having an acute accent.
              1. The last letter of “café” is ‘e’ acute. ‎
            4. High or shrill.
              1. an acute tone or accent
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • For the patient with unifocal colonization, he was admitted to SICU for septic shock secondary to acute cholangitis.
              • They may present as vague abdominal pain, acute abdomen, and an asymptomatic pelviabdominal mass, with features of hormonal derangement, or be discovered incidentally on a routine imaging.
              • Recently, more and more attention has been drawn to neurorestorative therapies, which possess far longer time window than acute neuroprotection [4 , 5 ].
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
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                Grammatically, this word "acute" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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