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Overview of noun acute

The noun acute has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. acute accent, acute, ague

(a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation)


Overview of adj acute

The adj acute has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) acute

(having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients")

2. (2) acute, intense

(extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning")

3. (1) acute, discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike, penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp

(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")

4. acute

(of an angle; less than 90 degrees)

5. acuate, acute, sharp, needlelike

(ending in a sharp point)

6. acute

(of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds")

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