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Spanish translation of “acute”


adjective /əˈkjuːt/
(of a disease etc) severe but not lasting very long They think his illness is acute rather than chronic. very great There is an acute shortage of science teachers. quick-witted As a businessman, he’s very acute. (of the senses) keen
muy fino
Dogs have acute hearing.
high, shrill s high sound.
acute angle an angle of less than ninety degrees. acutely adverb
acuteness noun
(Definition of acute from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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