acute

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acute(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (intense)
a. agudo
Stephanie's toothache was causing her acute pain.El dolor de muelas le estaba causando un dolor agudo a Stephanie.
b. profundo
Bobby had an acute anxiety attack, so he went to sleep with his mom and dad.Bobby tuvo un ataque de ansiedad profunda, así que se fue a dormir con su mamá y papá.
c. intenso
The priest suffered acute embarrassment when he was caught reading "Lolita" by Nabokov.El sacerdote sufrió una vergüenza intensa cuando fue sorprendido leyendo "Lolita" de Nabokov.
2. (serious)
a. grave
There is an acute shortage of potable water around the war zone.Hay una grave escasez de agua potable en los alrededores de la zona de guerra.
3. (keen)
a. agudo
Ralph's acute sense of hearing alerted him to the presence of a trespasser.El agudo oído de Ralph lo alertó a la presencia de un intruso.
b. fino
The police dog's acute sense of smell detected a methamphetamine lab.El fino sentido del olfato del perro policía detectó un laboratorio de metanfetamina.
c. desarrollado
Sharks have a very acute sense of smell.Los tiburones tienen un sentido del olfato muy desarrollado.
4. (perceptive)
a. agudo
Such a brilliant critique could only come from an acute intellect.Tal crítica brillante sólo podría venir de un intelecto agudo.
b. perspicaz
The professor's acute comment about politics applies to the 12th century as well as to modern times.El comentario perspicaz del profesor se aplica al siglo XII tanto como a la época moderna.
5. (medicine)
a. agudo
Tony was hospitalized with acute apendicitis.Tony fue hospitalizado con apendicitis aguda.
6. (geometry)
a. agudo
We have to identify the acute and obtuse angles for our geometry homework.Tenemos que identificar los ángulos agudos y obtusos para la tarea de geometría.
7. (linguistics)
a. agudo
The "e" in "José" has an acute accent.La "e" de "José" lleva acento agudo.
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acute
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (pain, mind, eyesight)
a. agudo(a) (gram & math)
2. (hearing, sense of smell)
a. muy fino(a)
3. (problem, shortage)
a. acuciante
4. (remorse, embarrassment)
a. intenso(a)
acute [əˈkjuːt]
adjective
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
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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