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acutely

[ uh-kyoot-lee ]
/ əˈkyut li /
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adverb
having a sharp, severe, or intense effect: Reductions in the workforce will be felt most acutely by those in entry-level jobs.Compounds formed by reaction with the contaminant create the potential for formation of acutely toxic products.
having an extremely great or serious effect; critically: The Iberian lynx is considered the most acutely endangered species of wildcat.
happening briefly or severely; happening at a single point in time (opposed to chronically): The report describes a patient presenting acutely with mental symptoms of confusion and hallucinations.We studied the effects of field-realistic doses of the herbicide on honeybees exposed either chronically or acutely.
in a way that is intellectually penetrating or insightful; perceptively: In this acutely focused exhibition, the artist delves deeply into a single object: her kitchen sink.
in a way that is sensitive to even slight details or impressions:The orchestra matched the inspirational conductor beautifully, interacting and responding acutely.
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OTHER WORDS FROM acutely

hy·per·a·cute·ly, adverbnon·a·cute·ly, adverbo·ver·a·cute·ly, adverbsu·per·a·cute·ly, adverb
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