verb (acut, ing)
- An acute accent.
- To give an acute sound to.
adjective (more acute or acuter, most acute or acutest)
- He acutes his rising inflection too much.
Etymology: From Latin acuere "to sharpen".
- His need for medical attention was .
- She had an sense of honor.
- Eagles have very vision.
- Short, quick.
- It was an event.
- (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
- (geometry) Of a triangle, acute-angled.
- (botany, of leaves) With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both.
- (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity (unlike the common usage).
- He dropped dead of an ilness.
- (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
- The symptoms resolved promptly.
- (context, after a letter) Having an acute accent.
- The last letter of "café" is 'e' .
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