See also: acuté
- Short, quick, brief.
2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, in American Scientist:
- Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
It was an acute event.
- (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
- (geometry) Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
- (botany) With the sides meeting directly to form an acute angle (at an apex or base)
2007, R. J. Chinnock, Eremophila and Allied Genera: A Monograph of the Plant Family Myoporaceae:
- 204. Eremophila abietina ... Corolla 23–35 mm long, ... lobes acute.
- (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).
He dropped dead of an acute illness.
- (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
2013 May-June, Katie L. Burke, “In the News”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 193:
- Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.
The acute symptoms resolved promptly.
- (orthography, after a letter) Having an acute accent.
The last letter of “café” is ‘e’ acute.
- High or shrill.
an acute tone or accent
geometry: less than 90 deg.
geometry: having all internal angles acute — see acute-angled
medicine: of an abnormal condition
medicine: of a short-lived condition
orthography: having acute accent
acute (plural acutes)
- (orthography) An acute accent.
- The word “cafe” often has an acute over the ‘e’.
- A person who has the acute form of a disorder, such as schizophrenia.
acute accent — see acute accent
person with acute illness
- (phonetics) To give an acute sound to.
- He acutes his rising inflection too much.
- first-person singular present subjunctive of
- third-person singular present subjunctive of
acute f pl
- Feminine plural of adjective acuto.