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acute
British English: /əˈkjuːt/
American English: /əˈkjut/

Translation of acute in French:

adjective

  • 1 (intense)
    (anxiety, grief)
    (boredom, remorse)
    to cause somebody acute embarrassment
    beaucoup embarrasser quelqu'un
  • 2 (Medicine)
    (condition, illness, symptom)
    acute patient acute care
    soins (mpl) d'urgence
    acute hospital
    hôpital (m) spécialisé dans les soins d'urgence
  • 3 (grave)
    (crisis, shortage, situation)
  • 4 (keen)
    (person, mind)
    (intelligence)
    to have acute eyesight/hearing
    avoir la vue/l'oreille fine
    to have an acute sense of smell
    avoir l'odorat fin

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