Definition of 'acute'
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He had died from acute kidney failure. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some acute care can be offered at home. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Sleep deprivation is one of the most acute problems in the armed forces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)With the arrival of the internet, the problem of distinguishing factual from fake has become far more acute. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was no less inspiring as a conductor, with a great hand technique and an acute sense of rhythm. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Recruitment problems are particularly acute in maths, physics, computer science and design and technology. Times, Sunday Times (2016)My 88-year-old father was admitted to an acute medical ward in November last year and has since died. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Finishing this splendid and intelligent story, as with all great fiction, brings an acute sense of loss. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The practice at which I am a patient devotes one eighth of its doctors' time to acute care. Times, Sunday Times (2017)His goal from that acute angle was like a short corner in hockey! The Sun (2012)Yet the imbalances afflicting the eurozone are no less acute than those addressing the broader global economy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is a masterclass from an acute political intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The trusts at risk are specialist or acute hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Only a few people possess such an acute mind for such profound investigations. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The alternative is acute embarrassment and a sport on the brink of disaster. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We know right from wrong and have an acute sense of justice. The Sun (2009)My acute exercise phase had many positive points. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)This problem has become particularly acute in our own country. Inside Perestroika: The Future of the Soviet Economy (1990)The problems are particularly acute where holidays have been booked independently. The Sun (2009)Pain has myriad causes but can be broadly divided into acute and chronic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The acute economic crisis may have passed but the chronic challenges remain. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We were told she had acute liver failure. The Sun (2015)These alternative sites for acute care have been successful because they are efficient and cost effective. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)Today the fear of being left behind is no less acute. The Sun (2011)The single most coherent theme that emerges is the desire to keep patients out of acute hospitals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His acute political sense was a significant asset when dealing with government departments and with the public. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His absence led to a lack of cover on an acute mental health ward and put colleagues at risk. The Sun (2009)Their hearing is so acute that they can hear the pulsing sound of a quartz crystal in a digital clock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We recognise that to excel in these fields, you have to possess acute intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He has such an acute mind, and his intelligence is effortless. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are more agile, faster over short distances and their hearing is more acute. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yes, you may escape that moment of acute social embarrassment. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And there is no finer exponent of acute angles than the man who has won a record 60 consecutive matches on clay. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A trip round an acute ward would give some perspective to the self-obsessed celebrities whose only thought is to look younger. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'acute'
British English: acute ADJECTIVE
You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
The war has aggravated an acute economic crisis.
Definition of acute from the Collins English Dictionary
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