'ACUTE' definitions:

Definition of 'acute'

From: WordNet
adjective
Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients" [ant: chronic]
adjective
Extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning" [syn: acute, intense]
adjective
Having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning"; "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" [syn: acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]
adjective
Of an angle; less than 90 degrees [ant: obtuse]
adjective
Ending in a sharp point [syn: acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike]
adjective
Of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
noun
A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation [syn: acute accent, acute, ague]

Synonyms of 'acute'

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Acronyms for 'acute'

From: V.E.R.A.
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