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Acute meaning

acute - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; " acute appendicitis"; " the acute phase of the illness"; " acute patients"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.
  4. 4. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; - opposed to blunt or obtuse; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf.
  5. 5. High, or shrill, in respect to some other sound; - opposed to grave or low; as, an acute tone or accent.
  6. 6. Attended with symptoms of some degree of severity, and coming speedily to a crisis; - opposed to chronic; as, an acute disease.
  7. 7. Sharp; keen; shrewd; highly sensitive; less than a right angle.

acute - examples of usage

  1. He has himself to blame if he has made the pain more acute. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. In acute cases death is said to take place three to seven days after the appearance of symptoms. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. In its very acute form many of the cases run their course in from five to eight days. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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