sharp or severe in effect; intense:
acute sorrow; an acute pain.
extremely great or serious; crucial; critical:
an acute shortage of oil.
(of disease) brief and severe (opposed to ).
sharp or penetrating in intellect, insight, or perception:
an acute observer.
extremely sensitive even to slight details or impressions:
sharp at the end; ending in a point.
consisting of, indicated by, or bearing the mark ´, placed over vowel symbols in some languages to show that the vowels or the syllables they are in are pronounced in a certain way, as in French that the quality of an e so marked is close; in Hungarian that the vowel is long; in Spanish that the marked syllable bears the word accent; in Ibo that it is pronounced with high tones; or in classical Greek, where the mark originated, that the syllable bears the word accent and is pronounced, according to the ancient grammarians, with raised pitch (opposed to ):
the acute accent; an acute e.
the acute accent.
penetrating in perception or insight
sensitive to details; keen
of extreme importance; crucial
sharp or severe; intense: acute pain, an acute drought
having a sharp end or point
(of a disease)
(of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses
an acute accent
late 14c., originally of fevers and diseases, “coming and going quickly” (opposed to a chronic), from Latin acutus “sharp, pointed,” figuratively “shrill, penetrating; intelligent, cunning,” past participle of acuere “sharpen” (see acuity). Meaning “sharp, irritating” is from early 15c. Meaning “intense” is from 1727. Related: Acutely; acuteness.
acute a·cute (ə-kyōōt’)
[hahy-per-ad-n-oh-sis] /ˌhaɪ pərˌæd nˈoʊ sɪs/ noun, Pathology. 1. abnormal enlargement of the glands, especially of the lymph nodes. hyperadenosis hy·per·ad·e·no·sis (hī’pər-ād’n-ō’sĭs) n. Enlargement of glands, especially of the lymph glands.
hyperadiposis hy·per·ad·i·po·sis (hī’pər-ād’ə-pō’sĭs) n. Excessive accumulation of body fat; extreme adiposis.
hyperadrenocorticalism hy·per·a·dre·no·cor·ti·cal·ism (hī’pər-ə-drē’nō-kôr’tĭ-kə-lĭz’əm) n. Excessive secretion of adrenocortical hormones, especially cortisol. Also called hypercortisolism.
[hahy-per-ee-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈi mi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. . [hahy-per-ee-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈi mi ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. an abnormally large amount of blood in any part of the body. /ˌhaɪpərˈiːmɪə/ noun 1. (pathol) an excessive amount of blood in an organ or part /ˌhaɪpərˈiːmɪə/ noun 1. (pathol) the usual US spelling of hyperaemia hyperemia hy·per·e·mi·a […]