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acute / grave
 
acute   [əˈkju:t]   -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 situaciónoun de lo masculineánoun 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 observaciónoun
3. (=shrewd)   [person, mind, comment]   agudo,   perspicaz
·that was very acute of you!
·¡qué perspicaz!,   ¡eres un lince!
4. (medicine)   [illness, case, appendicitis]   agudo
5. (geometry)   [angle]   agudo
6. (linguistics)   [accent]   agudo
·e acute
·e con acento agudo
 
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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