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Marked by great severity of symptoms and rapid progress; extremely acute. Used of the course of a disease.



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  • His mind was singularly clear and his senses rendered superacute, and he set himself to consider what he had best do.

    St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
  • A voice, the voice of Ramiro del' Orca—I knew it upon the instant—reached my ears which concentration had rendered superacute.

    The Shame of Motley|Raphael Sabatini
  • He lifted his head suddenly, thinking, in his superacute state of mind, that he had heard a noise.

    The Plunderer|Roy Norton
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