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acute

1. Maths
a. (of an angle) less than 90°
b. (of a triangle) having all its interior angles less than 90°
2. of a disease
a. arising suddenly and manifesting intense severity
b. of relatively short duration
3. (of a hospital, hospital bed, or ward) intended to accommodate short-term patients with acute illnesses

acute

[ə′kyüt]
(biology)
Ending in a sharp point.
(medicine)
Referring to a disease or disorder of rapid onset, short duration, and pronounced symptoms.
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This progressive ascent of the larynx has been considered to influence the gradual augmentation of the acuteness of the tones, since this ascent effects the progressive shortening of the vocal tube.
The recent numbers from the eurozone have suggested that the acuteness of the crisis has eased but there remains more work to be done.
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Whether one assumes his starting point or not, one can profitably read him for the acuteness of his observations and for the poetic quality in which he expresses them.
I use the word radical in the sense of both acuteness of tone and in enhanced volume.
Alexander Lukashenko stressed that Belarus understands the acuteness of this problem during the harvesting campaign and therefore, despite domestic needs, will assist Ukraine in ensuring its economy has oil products," the Belarussian president's administration said in a statement after the two leaders spoke on the telephone.
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The scale has 12 markers (ambulation [1], alimentation [2], personal hygiene [3], physiological needs [4], life functions measurement-GCS [5], breathing [6], diagnosis [7], presurgical and post surgical treatment [8], dressing and drainage [9], acuteness of pain [10], pharmacotherapy [11], and neuropsychologieal outcome [12]).
The quality of recovery depends on severity of initial injury, acuteness and amplitude of pressure rise when hematoma forms, rapidity with which it is drained, and the quality of neuro intensive care and rehab.
A regionalist attuned to the workings of enclosed communities, Guiraudie observes his lakeside enclave of naked gay men, perturbed by territorial spats and lurking masturbators, with characteristic acuteness and affection.
Koh displays here his acuteness as a historian by detecting a dynamic and intriguing process: despite their overt conflicts in agendas and goals, members of these two rival schools still cooperated and prepared the "public opinion" that enshrining a Ming Confucian was not only possible but also mandatory.