- (of an angle) less than 90°.
- (of a triangle) containing only acute angles.
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Example sentences from the Web for acute
As hospitals throughout the country become overwhelmed, many ambulance services have been told to treat patients in place whenever possible and transport only the most acute cases to protect hospital capacity.Pandemic is pushing America’s 911 system to ‘breaking point,’ ambulance operators say|William Wan|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
“The challenge around mathematics is an acute one, and it’s something we’re going to be dealing with even after we get back in school,” he said.Students are falling behind in math during the pandemic|Rachel Schallom|December 1, 2020|Fortune
They won’t cause this acute confusion, sedation, dissociation that ketamine causes.How Are Psychedelics and Other Party Drugs Changing Psychiatry? (Ep. 433)|Stephen J. Dubner|October 1, 2020|Freakonomics
In that context, collecting tax revenues and ensuring fair competition take on particularly acute profiles.European Commission to appeal decision that reversed Apple’s $15B State Aid tax bill in Ireland|Ingrid Lunden|September 25, 2020|TechCrunch
The acute kidney injury wasn’t bad enough to really make sense as a hospice diagnosis.
British Dictionary definitions for acute
- (of an angle) less than 90°
- (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
- arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
- of relatively short durationCompare chronic (def. 2)
- (of a vowel or syllable in some languages with a pitch accent, such as ancient Greek) spoken or sung on a higher musical pitch relative to neighbouring syllables or vowels
- of or relating to an accent (´) placed over vowels, denoting that the vowel is pronounced with higher musical pitch (as in ancient Greek), with a certain special quality (as in French), etcCompare (for senses 8a, 8b): grave, circumflex