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Meaning of acute

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adj 1: having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe
             course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the
             illness"; "acute patients" [ant: {chronic}]
      2: extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute
         annoyance"; "intense itching and burning" [syn: {acute},
      3: 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" [syn: {acute},
         {discriminating}, {incisive}, {keen}, {knifelike},
         {penetrating}, {penetrative}, {piercing}, {sharp}]
      4: of an angle; less than 90 degrees [ant: {obtuse}]
      5: ending in a sharp point [syn: {acuate}, {acute}, {sharp},
      6: of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or
         critical) lack of research funds"
      n 1: a mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
           [syn: {acute accent}, {acute}, {ague}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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