Associations to the word «Acute»


ACUTE, adjective. Urgent.
ACUTE, adjective. Sensitive.
ACUTE, adjective. Short, quick, brief.
ACUTE, adjective. (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
ACUTE, adjective. (geometry) Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
ACUTE, adjective. (botany) (of leaves) With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both.
ACUTE, adjective. (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity (unlike the common usage).
ACUTE, adjective. (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
ACUTE, adjective. (orthography) (after a letter) Having an acute accent.
ACUTE, adjective. High or shrill.
ACUTE, noun. (orthography) An acute accent.
ACUTE, noun. A person who has the acute form of a disorder, such as schizophrenia.
ACUTE, verb. (phonetics) To give an acute sound to.
ACUTE ABDOMEN, noun. A condition of the abdomen which is indicated by an acute onset of severe pain.
ACUTE ACCENT, noun. (orthography): A diacritical mark ( ´ ) that can be placed above a number of letters in many languages of the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic writing systems.
ACUTE ACCENTS, noun. Plural of acute accent
ACUTE ANGLE, noun. (mathematics) (geometry) An angle measuring less than ninety degrees.
ACUTE ANGLES, noun. Plural of acute angle
ACUTE CYSTITIDES, noun. Plural of acute cystitis
ACUTE CYSTITIS, noun. A urinary tract infection.
ACUTE LYMPHOBLASTIC LEUKEMIA, noun. A type of leukemia that affects the lymphocytes
ACUTE MEMBRANOUS GINGIVITIS, noun. (medicine) Alternative term for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS, noun. Altitude sickness
ACUTE NECROTISING ULCERATIVE GINGIVITIS, noun. Alternative spelling of acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
ACUTE NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE GINGIVITIS, noun. (medicine) Medical name of the form of severe gum infection popularly called trench mouth.
ACUTE OAK DECLINE, noun. (botany) A disease of unknown cause that affects oaks in the United Kingdom.
ACUTE SEDGE, noun. A sedge species, Carex acuta.
ACUTE TOXICITY, noun. The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects soon after a single exposure or dose.
ACUTE TRIANGLE, noun. (geometry) A triangle all of the angles of which are acute.
ACUTE TRIANGLES, noun. Plural of acute triangle
ACUTE ULCERATIVE GINGIVITIS, noun. (medicine) Alternative term for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

Dictionary definition

ACUTE, noun. A mark (') placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation.
ACUTE, adjective. Having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients".
ACUTE, adjective. Extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning".
ACUTE, adjective. 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".
ACUTE, adjective. Of an angle; less than 90 degrees.
ACUTE, adjective. Ending in a sharp point.
ACUTE, adjective. Of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds".

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