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as in: acute pain Define
sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset
  • The resident could put us on that stuff too, in an "acute" situation.

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  • She felt an acute pain in her neck.
  • She had acute appendicitis.

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as in: acute pain Define
sharp (a severely negative event) -- often with a rapid onset
as in: acute vision Define
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp) (often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
as in: an acute angle Define
sharp; or an angle measuring between 0 and 90 degrees
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