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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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All untidiness, all want of system and regularity, cause me the acutest irritation.
A perfectly black object, he contended, would elude and defy the acutest vision.
This habit poses the acutest problem for Babar, a batsman of high skill and higher ambition.
Defenceman Scott McCutcheon sent Lockerbie in on goal at 11.49, the latter finding the net from the acutest of angles to round the period off convincingly at 5-0 to the Sharks.
As if to show that from such erosion even our acutest organs may have evolved, the poet announces--in the fifty-sixth of the first sentence's eighty-three lines--that the child's fleeting reflection in the puddle "giv[es] me for that instant an eye you its iris blinking."
Fewster latched on to Peter Jameson's clearance before rounding Adam Bartlett and netting from the acutest of angles - moments after Langstaff had floated a header past Jameson, only to see the flag go up for offside.
Each of these men who had resolved to die a tortured shameful death was rich, prosperous, and to all appearance in love with the world, and not the acutest research could ferret out any shadow of a lurking motive in either case.
One of the acutest conundrums is the power outages/load-shedding, let alone the price of the utility.
Obtained results show that the acutest toxicity was exhibited by glutaraldehyde (GA) showing close to 1 mg [L.sup.-1] [LC.sub.50(24)] values (Table 2), followed by sodium hypochlorite with an [LC.sub.50(24)] of 5.92 mg [L.sup.-1]; while the ferric chloride was the compound less toxic with a median lethal concentration above 100 mg [L.sup.-1] (202.77 mg [L.sup.-1]) on Artemia franciscana nauplii.
He knows how to create the acutest of angles; he knows how much over-spin to put to his shot in order to drive that ball at just the right pace and on just the right arc for a spot-on landing.
He does realize the futility of his past achievements but he could not connect himself with what Mrs Moore did and faced the acutest spiritual crisis within herself.