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acute US English

(Of a bad, difficult, or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree

acute US Thesaurus

acute food shortages

acute abdomen US English

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

acute accent US English

A mark (´) placed over certain letters in some languages to indicate an alteration of a sound, as of quality, quantity, or pitch, e.g., in risqué

subacute US English

(Of a condition) between acute and chronic