acute eyesight

sharp and sensitive eyesight

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Acute — A*cute , a. [L. acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, fr. a root ak to be sharp. Cf. {Ague}, {Cute}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; opposed to {blunt} or {obtuse}; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acute angle — Acute A*cute , a. [L. acutus, p. p. of acuere to sharpen, fr. a root ak to be sharp. Cf. {Ague}, {Cute}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp at the end; ending in a sharp point; pointed; opposed to {blunt} or {obtuse}; as, an acute angle; an acute leaf. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acute — acutely, adv. acuteness, n. /euh kyooht /, adj. 1. sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute sorrow; an acute pain. 2. extremely great or serious; crucial; critical: an acute shortage of oil. 3. (of disease) brief and severe (opposed to chronic) …   Universalium

  • acute — a•cute [[t]əˈkyut[/t]] adj. 1) sharp or severe in effect; intense: acute pain[/ex] 2) extremely great or serious: an acute shortage of oil[/ex] 3) (of disease) brief and severe (disting. from chronic). 4) penetrating in intellect, insight, or… …   From formal English to slang

  • acute — /əˈkjut / (say uh kyooht) adjective 1. sharp at the end; ending in a point (opposed to blunt or obtuse). 2. sharp in effect; intense; poignant: acute sorrow. 3. severe; crucial: an acute shortage. 4. brief and severe, as disease (opposed to… …   Australian English dictionary

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