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adjective as in very important

adjective as in severe, intense

adjective as in having a sharp end or point

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Otherwise, the public purse and citizens are deprived of funds for much needed investments – the need for which is even more acute now to support Europe’s economic recovery.

I experience chronic sinusitis and headaches with fairly frequent acute infections.

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So the hospital industry lobbied for a new kind of health system for older adults who were dependent on getting medical help but did not need acute care.

I am for more of it, not less, especially at this moment of acute need.

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ProPublica focused on those who remained — the 55 people who died outside of any acute care setting, in categories the coroner labeled “decedent residence,” “hospice” and “other care center,” which often included hospice deaths.

Exploitation of trafficking victims may be most acute in conflict and adjoining regions, but it is not confined to these areas.

This sense of vulnerability is, of course, even more acute in micro-states like Jamaica.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is very acute morning sickness, which may require supplementary hydration, medication and nutrients.

The soil variations are acute enough that they can differ radically from one side of a road to another.

And my teenage daughters went into the town to shop at cute stores selling cute things at acute prices.

In acute and chronic parenchymatous nephritis the quantity is usually very large.

Renal cells are abundant in parenchymatous nephritis, especially the acute form.

There was acute disharmony in the room, where a little time before there had been at least an outward show of harmony.

As they got lower and lower down the hill, her wretchedness and disquiet became acute, to the point of a wild despair.

It seemed quite the forlornest hope I had ever heard of, but Jack's distress was so acute that I hadn't the heart to refuse.


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On this page you'll find 235 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to acute, such as: intense, keen, sharp, subtle, sensitive, and smart.

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