Definition of ACUTE

noun : ACUTE

Source: WordNet 3.1

Adjective : ACUTE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients" ;

  • 2. (

    ) extremely sharp or severe; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning" ;

  • 4. (

    ) of an angle; less than 90 degrees ;

  • 6. (

    ) of critical importance and consequence; "an acute (or critical) lack of research funds" ;


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