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acute British & World English

(Of an unpleasant or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree

acute English Thesaurus

Emily had an acute ear for instrumental sounds

acute in acute English Thesaurus

Emily had an acute ear for instrumental sounds

acute in keen1 English Thesaurus

his publishers were keen to capitalize on his success

acute in penetrating English Thesaurus

a penetrating wind

acute abdomen British & World English

A condition of severe abdominal pain, usually requiring emergency surgery, caused by acute disease of or injury to the internal organs

acute accent British & World English

A mark (´) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate a feature such as altered sound quality (e.g. in fiancée)

acute accent New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

the mark ´ placed over a letter

acute rheumatism British & World English

Another term for rheumatic fever.

subacute British & World English

(Of a condition) between acute and chronic