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noun 
  1. An acute accent.
verb (acut, ing)
  1. To give an acute sound to.
He acutes his rising inflection too much.
adjective (more acute or acuter, most acute or acutest)
  1. Urgent.
His need for medical attention was .
  1. Sensitive.
She had an sense of honor.
Eagles have very vision.
  1. Short, quick.
It was an event.
  1. (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
  2. (geometry) Of a triangle, acute-angled.
  3. (botany, of leaves) With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both.
  4. (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.
  1. (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
The symptoms resolved promptly.
  1. (context, after a letter) Having an acute accent.
The last letter of "café" is 'e' .
Etymology: From Latin acuere "to sharpen".


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