Definition of Acute


  • a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    - acute accent


  • of critical importance and consequence
    "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds"
  • ending in a sharp point
  • of an angle
    less than 90 degrees
  • 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"
  • extremely sharp or intense
    "acute pain"
    "felt acute annoyance"
    "intense itching and burning"
  • having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    "acute appendicitis"
    "the acute phase of the illness"
    "acute patients"
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Unscramble acute

28 unscramble word found using the letters acute.

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