1. Adjective.  Urgent.
  2. Adjective.  sensitive.
  3. Adjective.  Short, quick.
  4. Adjective.  (geometry) Of an angle, less than 90 degrees.
  5. Adjective.  (geometry) Of a triangle, having all three interior angles measuring less than 90 degrees.
  6. Adjective.  (botany, of leaves) With the sides meeting directly to form a pointed acute angle at the apex, base, or both.
  7. Adjective.  (medicine) Of an abnormal condition of recent or sudden onset, in contrast to delayed onset; this sense does not imply severity (unlike the common usage).
  8. Adjective.  (medicine) Of a short-lived condition, in contrast to a chronic condition; this sense also does not imply severity.
  9. Adjective.  (context, orthography) Having an acute accent.
  10. Noun.  (orthography) An acute accent.
  11. Verb.  (phonetics) To give an acute sound to.

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