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Oxford dictionary definition of the word acute:
1(of an unpleasant or unwelcome situation or phenomenon) present or experienced to a severe or intense degree:
an acute housing shortage
the problem is acute and getting worse
(of a disease or its symptoms) severe but of short duration:
Often contrasted with chronic.
denoting or designed for patients with an acute form of a disease:
an acute ward
2having or showing a perceptive understanding or insight; shrewd:
an acute awareness of changing fashions
(of a physical sense or faculty) highly developed; keen:
an acute sense of smell
3(of an angle) less than 90°.
having a sharp end; pointed.
4(of a sound) high; shrill.
short for acute accent.
late Middle English (describing a disease or its symptoms): from Latin acutus, past participle of acuere ‘sharpen’, from acus ‘needle’