acute

ə'kju:t
adjective
1) ((of a disease etc) severe but not lasting very long: They think his illness is acute rather than chronic.) agudo
2) (very great: There is an acute shortage of teachers.) acusado, grave
3) (quick-witted: As a businessman, he's very acute.) perspicaz
4) ((of the senses) keen: acute hearing.) muy fino
5) (high, shrill s high sound.)
- acutely
- acuteness

acute adj agudo
acute
tr[ə'kjʊːt]
adjective
1 (gen) agudo,-a
2 (illness, pain) agudo,-a
acute appendicitis apendicitis aguda
3 (angle) agudo,-a
4 (hearing etc) muy fino,-a, muy desarrollado,-a
she has an acute sense of smell tiene el olfato muy fino
5 (mind) perspicaz
6 (lack, shortage) acusado,-a, grave
acute [ə'kju:t] adj, acuter ; acutest
1) sharp: agudo
2) perceptive: perspicaz, sagaz
3) keen: fino, muy desarrollado, agudo
an acute sense of smell: un fino olfato
4) severe: grave
5)
acute angle : ángulo m agudo
acute
adj.
agudo, -a adj.
ə'kjuːt
adjective
1)
a) (Med) agudo
b) <crisis/shortage> grave
2)
a) <pain> agudo; <anxiety> profundo
b) <sense of smell> fino, muy desarrollado; <sight, hearing> agudo
3) (perceptive) agudo, perspicaz
4) (Ling) <accent> agudo
[ǝ'kjuːt]
ADJ
1) (=intense) [crisis, shortage, problem] grave; [anxiety, joy] profundo, intenso; [pain] agudo; [discomfort] fuerte

the report has caused the government acute embarrassment — el informe ha puesto en una situación de lo más embarazosa al gobierno

to become acute — [shortage, problem] agravarse

2) (=keen) [hearing] fino, agudo; [sense of smell] fino

to have acute powers of observation — tener agudas or grandes dotes de observación

3) (=shrewd) [person, mind, comment] agudo, perspicaz

that was very acute of you! — ¡qué perspicaz!, ¡eres un lince!

4) (Med) [illness, case, appendicitis] agudo
5) (Geom) [angle] agudo
6) (Ling) [accent] agudo

e acute — e con acento agudo

* * *
[ə'kjuːt]
adjective
1)
a) (Med) agudo
b) <crisis/shortage> grave
2)
a) <pain> agudo; <anxiety> profundo
b) <sense of smell> fino, muy desarrollado; <sight, hearing> agudo
3) (perceptive) agudo, perspicaz
4) (Ling) <accent> agudo

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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