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Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
Arthur Balfour

Meaning of "acute" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ACUTE

From Latin acūtus, past participle of acuere to sharpen, from acus needle.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ACUTE

acute  [əˈkjuːt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACUTE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Acute can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES ACUTE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Acute

Acute may refer to: ▪ Acute accent ▪ Acute angle ▪ Acute triangle ▪ Acute ▪ Acute ▪ Acute toxicity...

Definition of acute in the English dictionary

The first definition of acute in the dictionary is penetrating in perception or insight. Other definition of acute is sensitive to details; keen. Acute is also of extreme importance; crucial.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACUTE


circumlocute
ˌsɜːkəmləˈkjuːt
constitute
ˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt
contribute
kənˈtrɪbjuːt
cute
kjuːt
dispute
dɪˈspjuːt
distribute
dɪˈstrɪbjuːt
electrocute
ɪˈlɛktrəˌkjuːt
elocute
ˈɛləˌkjuːt
execute
ˈɛksɪˌkjuːt
hyperacute
ˌhaɪpərəˈkjuːt
institute
ˈɪnstɪˌtjuːt
peracute
ˌpɜːrəˈkjuːt
persecute
ˈpɜːsɪˌkjuːt
prosecute
ˈprɒsɪˌkjuːt
reexecute
riːˈeksɪˌkjuːt
scute
skjuːt
subacute
ˌsʌbəˈkjuːt
superacute
ˌsuːpərəˈkjuːt
supercute
ˌsuːpərˈkjuːt
tribute
ˈtrɪbjuːt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACUTE

acuminous
acupoint
acupressure
acupressure point
acupunctural
acupuncture
acupuncture needle
acupuncturist
acushla
acutance
acute accent
acute angle
acute arch
acute conjunctivitis
acute dose
acute respiratory distress syndrome
acute triangle
acute-angled
acutely
acuteness

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACUTE

absolute
attribute
autoroute
brute
chute
commute
compute
en route
flute
hirsute
last-minute
minute
parachute
prostitute
repute
route
salute
statute
substitute
ute

Synonyms and antonyms of acute in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ACUTE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «acute» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of acute

Translation of «acute» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACUTE

Find out the translation of acute to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of acute from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «acute» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

严峻的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

agudo
570 millions of speakers

English

acute
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तीव्र
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حادة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

острый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

agudo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীব্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

aigu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Akut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

akut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

激しい
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

심각한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Akut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cấp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடுமையான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीव्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

akut
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

acuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ostra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гострий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

acute
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

akute
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

akut
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

akutt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of acute

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ACUTE»

The term «acute» is very widely used and occupies the 9.575 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ACUTE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «acute» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «acute» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about acute

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10 QUOTES WITH «ACUTE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word acute.
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Lucius Accius
Many, whose hearts are conquered by acute spite, roll out balanced tales from their own heart, which do not balance when you weigh words against deeds.
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Isabel Allende
I confess that I am a messy, disorganized and impatient reader: if the book doesn't grab me in the first 40 pages, I abandon it. I have piles of half-read books waiting for me to get acute hepatitis or some other serious condition that would force me to rest so that I could read more.
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Arthur Balfour
Biography should be written by an acute enemy.
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Giraldus Cambrensis
These people being of a sharp and acute intellect, and gifted with a rich and powerful understanding, excel in whatever studies they pursue, and are more quick and cunning than the other inhabitants of a western clime.
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Lewis Cass
Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
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Lydia M. Child
None speak of the bravery, the might, or the intellect of Jesus; but the devil is always imagined as a being of acute intellect, political cunning, and the fiercest courage. These universal and instinctive tendencies of the human mind reveal much.
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Teju Cole
The most common thing I find is very brilliant, acute, young people who want to become writers but they are not writing. You know, they really badly want to write a book but they are not writing it. The only advice I can give them is to just write it, get to the end of it. And, you know, if it's not good enough, write another one.
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Harvey V. Fineberg
We've gone from a preponderance of acute and infectious disease as a source of premature death to chronic diseases, which are the preponderance of the burden of illness in most of the world. That puts a much higher premium on the prevention of chronic disease than ever in history.
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Geoffrey Fisher
I have asked myself once or twice lately what was my natural bent. I have no doubt at all: It is to look at each day for the evil of that day and have a go at it, and that is why I have never failed to have an acute interest in each morning's letters.
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Timothy Geithner
Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACUTE»

Discover the use of acute in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to acute and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Acute Heart Failure
This book represents a joint effort from internationally known cardiologists and intensivists to set up a single reference resource, appropriate for practice both in Europe and the US.
Alexandre Mebazaa, Mihai Gheorghiade, Faiez Zannad, 2009
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Acute Stroke Nursing
The text also considers rehabilitation, discharge planning, palliative care and the role of the nurse within the multi-professional team.
Jane Williams, Lin Perry, Caroline Watkins, 2010
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Physical Therapy in Acute Care: A Clinician's Guide
This text builds upon fundamental knowledge by addressing important components of patient examination, discussing relevant medical tests, and listing diseases and diagnoses alphabetically with brief medical management.
Daniel Joseph Malone, Kathy Lee Bishop Lindsay, 2006
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Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered
Acute Medicine is the central part of foundation and specialist general medical training and is one of the most rapidly expanding UK hospital specialties.
Chris Roseveare, 2010
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Acute Pain Management: Operative Or Medical Procedures and ...
Offers clinicians a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to assess and manage pain, including input from the patient; aggressive use of both drug and non-drug therapies; assessment and frequent reassessment of the patient's pain; and a ...
Daniel B. Carr, Ada K. Jacox, 1997
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Acute Pain Management: A Practical Guide
This is a new edition of a highly successful practical guide to acute pain management in the adult patient.
Pamela E. Macintyre, Stephan A. Schug, 2007
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Acute Care Surgery
In an effort to create the most definitive reference on Acute Care Surgery, an evidence-based approach is emphasized for all content included. Also, notable controversies are discussed in detail often accompanied by data-driven resolutions.
L. D. Britt, Phillip S. Barie, Andrew B. Peitzman, 2012
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Acute Pain Management
This textbook is written as a comprehensive overview of acute pain management. It is designed to guide clinicians through an impressive array of different options available to them and to patients.
Raymond S. Sinatra, Oscar A. de Leon-Cassasola, Eugene R. Viscusi, 2009
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Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen
This famous text is much beloved by medical students and physicians-in-training throughout the English-speaking world, as its many editions indicate.
William Silen, Zachary Cope, 2005
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Acute Pancreatitis - ECAB
Overall, the book presents to the readers an excellent compilation of clinically applicable literature sourced from the most acclaimed physicians in the country.
Pramod Kumar Garg, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACUTE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term acute is used in the context of the following news items.
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Study seeks better care for acute heart failure patients
Nearly 200,000 patients who feel short of breath due to acute heart failure (AHF) visit Emergency Departments (EDs) annually, according to the ... «Brentwood Home Page, Jul 15»
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BHB re-routing traffic at Acute Care Wing main entrance this weekend
In order to fix a broken pipe, BHB Engineering Services will be re-routing traffic at the entrance of the Acute Care Wing from Saturday 4 ... «Today in Bermuda, Jul 15»
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Kilimanjaro region hit by acute food shortage
KILIMANJARO Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Severin Kahitwa, said here in Hai that out of 1,640,087 Kilimanjaro residents, ... «Daily News, Jul 15»
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Energy Harvesters Market Size, Share, Growth and Frorecast Report …
Energy Harvesters Market Size, Share, Growth and Frorecast Report To 2019: Acute Market Reports. by Acute Market Reports on Jul 3, 2015 • 6:29 am. «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Oxygen Concentrator Market Size, Share, Growth and Research …
by Acute Market Reports on Jul 3, 2015 • 3:34 am. 180-18042. WinterGreen Research announces that it has published a new study Oxygen Concentrator Market ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Clinical Course and Management of Acute and Chronic Viral …
Finally, we will focus on acute and chronic viral hepatitis occurring during pregnancy, on management of advanced liver disease and we will review the literature ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
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Public Release: 2-Jul-2015 Cause of acute liver failure in young …
Acute liver failure is a rare yet life-threatening disease for young children. It often occurs extremely rapidly, for example, when a child has a ... «EurekAlert, Jul 15»
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Recruitment difficult as Cape Breton faces acute doctor shortage
SYDNEY — Cape Breton is facing an acute shortage of family doctors, as well as medical specialists in various areas, but recruiting is difficult ... «TheChronicleHerald.ca, Jul 15»
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Researchers discover link between acute liver failure and specific …
Acute liver failure is a rare yet life-threatening disease for young children. It often occurs extremely rapidly, for example, when a child has a ... «News-Medical.net, Jul 15»
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Global Specialty Enzymes Market Outlook Till, 2015 : Acute Market …
Global Specialty Enzymes Market Outlook Till, 2015 : Acute Market Reports. by Acute Market Reports on Jul 2, 2015 • 6:24 pm. amr-logo. 2015 Global Specialty ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»

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