The hurricane takes two critical states, Virginia and New Hampshire, off the campaign trail this week.
These are, truthfully, important topics for legitimate, critical press and congressional scrutiny.
Murphy is listed in critical condition at Froedtert Hospital, but is expected to survive his wounds.
1580s, "censorious," from critic + -al (1). Meaning "pertaining to criticism" is from 1741; medical sense is from c.1600; meaning "of the nature of a crisis" is from 1640s; that of "crucial" is from 1841, from the "decisive" sense in Latin criticus. Related: Criticality (1756; in the nuclear sense, 1950); critically (1650s, "accurately;" 1815, "in a critical situation"). In nuclear science, critical mass is attested from 1940.
critical crit·i·cal (krĭt'ĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to a medical crisis.
Being or relating to a grave physical condition especially of a patient.
Of or relating to the value of a measurement, such as temperature, at which an abrupt change in a chemical of physical quality, property, or state occurs.