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    acute - Dictionary definition and meaning for word acute

    (noun) a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
    Synonyms : acute accent , ague
    (adj) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course
    Example Sentence
    • acute appendicitis
    • the acute phase of the illness
    • acute patients
    (adj) extremely sharp or intense
    Synonyms : intense
    Example Sentence
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning
    (adj) having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine distinctions
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) of an angle; less than 90 degrees Definition
    (adj) ending in a sharp point
    Synonyms : acuate , needlelike , sharp
    (adj) of critical importance and consequence
    Example Sentence
    • an acute (or critical) lack of research funds
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for acute

A CUTE girl, we'll "quickly perceive" a cute one..."keen" to know about her..since we'll only see her for a short time in the crowd, the impact will be "brief and severe"...these are the 3 meanings...

acute angle is angle less than 90 degree...so angles with small measurement will have SHARP vertex...

accent=accenture=tiger woods= sharp=perfection

< 90 degree ~ cute && a + cut(e) --> sharp

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AIDS is an acute infectious disease. So acute means severe.

acu means shapness as we studies in ACUmes: sharpness in mind and ACUity: sharpness

remember Tip op pin which is too sharp....

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