acuteness

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acute   (ə-kyt')  Pronunciation Key 
  1. Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions, as hearing or eyesight; sensitive.

  2. Relating to an illness that has a rapid onset and follows a short but severe course. Compare chronic.

  3. Having an acute angle.


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